ST. GEORGE — St. George Police officers responded to an accident on state Route 18 near mile marker 6 Saturday morning after a report of a car skidding off the roadway and down the embankment.
Around 9 a.m., a man driving a red Oldsmobile Alero was traveling southbound on SR-18. As he neared mile marker 6 he lost control of the car, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. The car spun 180 degrees, struck a post which left an indentation behind the passenger side door, and then continued down the steep embankment where it came to rest on the west side of a fence.
St. George Police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.
“He (the driver) said a vehicle passed him which caused a wind gust causing him to lose control,” Triplett said. “There was a witness that said there were no other vehicles around.”
The fact that the car didn’t roll is miraculous, Triplett said.
A tow truck pulled the car up the slope and onto the side of the road. The car showed minimal damage and was still operable.
The driver was cited for improper lane travel.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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