St. George, UT – Car Falls Down 20 Foot Embankment on 2800 SouthUtah Legal News
St. George, UT (May 26, 2019) – An accident took place on Saturday, May 25th. The incident was reported to local authorities at about 2:30 in the afternoon.
Officers from the St. George Police Department and other emergency responders arrived at the scene of an accident that involved a white Nissan passenger car that had fallen down a steep embankment with the driver inside on 2800 South just a little east of River Road.
According to initial statements that were given, the elderly driver of the Nissan was backing out of her driveway at 2020 East Circle Drive. After pulling out of the very steep driveway, instead of turning the car, she continued to head backward across the cul-de-sac where it then jumped a curb, went over a retaining wall, and tumbled approximately 20 feet down an embankment.
It was determined that the driver was not wearing a seat belt, which authorities say probably explains how she ended up in her own back seat.
The woman was transported via ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center for transportation and evaluation. Police stated that the severity of the woman’s injuries had yet to be assessed but they did not appear to be life-threatening.
The exact cause of this accident is still under investigation by local law enforcement.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to the woman who was injured during the course of this accident.
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