Driver suffering from medical condition crashes into truck, electrical box behind Smashburger

A Honda CRV that crashed into an electrical box behind Smashburger, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4, 2019 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman suffering from a medical condition crashed into a truck, an air conditioner compressor and an electrical box in the Shoppes at Zion parking lot Friday afternoon, according to police.

The 72-year-old woman was driving a tan Honda CRV down Red Cliffs Drive when she began to suffer from a medical condition, said St. George Police officer Ken Childs.

She turned into the Shoppes at Zion parking lot where she crashed into a blue Chevrolet Silverado that was parked near the entrance, causing minor damages to a taillight.

She then continued down the parking lane and crashed into an air conditioner compressor located behind the Smashburger restaurant building, after which she crashed into an electrical box.

The impact caused the vehicle’s airbags to deploy and the SUV to leak coolant onto the ground, leaving a large portion of the parking lane behind the business slippery to passersby.

City employees evaluate an electrical box after a Honda CRV crashed into it, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4, 2019 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

“Other than that, just a whole mess of fluids and crunched up cars,” Childs said.

When medics arrived, the driver was not speaking and appeared to have suffered from minor injuries. She was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

The driver will not be issued a citation as the incident was medical related.

St. George Energy Services employees arrived to evaluate and repair damages to the electrical box. The damages are still unknown, but it did not appear to have affected any nearby businesses, Childs said.

Email: mshoup@stgnews.com

Twitter:  @STGnews | @MikaylaShoup

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