St. George, UT – Drunk Driver Injures Teen & Kills Dog on E. Dinosaur Crossing Dr.Utah Legal News
St. George, UT (April 23, 2019) – A tragic accident took place on Sunday, April 21st, that affected traffic headed eastbound on East Dinosaur Crossing Drive. According to initial reports, the accident occurred at about 7:30 in the evening.
Local police and other first responders reported to the scene of an accident that involved a blue Chevrolet passenger vehicle that had gone off the road and a red Chrysler crashed onto a sidewalk near the intersection of East Dinosaur Crossing Drive and 2200 West, right by Mall Drive.
Preliminary statements from the St. George News indicate that the 18-year-old driver of the Chevrolet had slowly backed away from the curb and was looking for a safe place to turn around when she noticed that the Chrysler was coming around a bend in the road going entirely too fast.
Moments later the driver of the Chrysler lost control of the vehicle, veered into the eastbound lane and struck the frightened teenager and her passenger head-on. The force of the sudden impact send the Chevrolet flying down an embankment where it finally came to a stop after its airbags deployed. The Chrysler came to rest on the sidewalk.
A witness to the crash ran to check on the occupants of both vehicles. The driver of the Chrysler was found sitting on the ground a ways away from her vehicle with a dog that had been killed in the crash still in the front seat. Police requested emergency medical transport for the second driver and requested the presence of animal control at the scene of the accident as well.
The driver of the Chevrolet reported a knee injury but did not need emergency transportation. In addition to the injuries and the death of the dog, the accident totaled both vehicles as well.
At this time the police suspect the driver of the Chrysler of driving under the influence.
We wish everyone who was injured in this tragic and avoidable accident a full and speedy recovery.
Drunk Driving in St. George
In the four year span between 2012 and 2016, more than 13% of Utah’s fatal car accidents were caused by drunk drivers. Being involved in a car accident that is caused by a driver who is being openly negligent about the rules of the road can cause permanent disadvantages in a victim’s life. Those who are injured are often left incapable of performing simple tasks to which they are accustomed. They might also have a hard time getting through their day without pain, or they may now have to endure a very restricted range of motion.
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