Car drifts across Sunset Boulevard into oncoming traffic

ST. GEORGE — A car drifted into oncoming traffic on Sunset Boulevard Wednesday, sideswiping another vehicle, police said.

Scene of a two-car collision near 1200 W. Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, May 23, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., emergency dispatchers received a report of a two-car collision on Sunset Boulevard at approximately 1200 West.

St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said a black 2011 Hyundai Elantra sedan driven by a 31-year-old man was westbound when it entered the eastbound lanes and struck the driver’s side of a blue 2010 Toyota Camry driven by a 48-year-old woman.

Video captured by the security camera trained on the Family Pawn parking lot offers a brief look at the accident. View the footage by clicking play in the window above. The moment of impact can be seen on the frames with the time stamp “10:22:57,” right when the two cars converge just to the right of the digits “2018” shown on the screen.

The driver of the Toyota Camry was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

The man driving the Hyundai was cited for failure to maintain safe lane travel and for driving on a denied license, Trombley said.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage to their front left wheel areas and needed to be towed from the scene. Airbags in both vehicles were deployed.

St. George Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene and helped with cleanup.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Anon May 24, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Wow! It almost looked like he was aiming for her! And before everyone gets all defensive, I said almost. I’m not implying that he did.

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