Oct 21 2009
A passenger vehicle traveling west on 700 East hit a Ford Explorer Tuesday evening as it was pulling out of the Harmon’s parking lot to turn left, according to a report by The Spectrum. The collision forced the SUV to tip over. St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said each vehicle had a single occupant. The 84-year-old male driver of the SUV was the most severely injured.
“The male was conscious and breathing, so that’s a good sign,” he said. “I don’t know if he was wearing his seat belt.”
Both drivers were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Bangerter said the 24-year-old female driver in the other vehicle had minor injuries, but asked to be transported to the hospital.
Ronny Sweat and her daughter Nicole Vasquez saw the accident happen while attempting to turn into the Harmon’s parking lot. Vasquez said she called 911.
Sweat said she stopped, put her flashers on and started directing traffic.
“It was just so slow,” Sweat said.
Vasquez said she went to talk to the driver in the SUV to make sure he was alert.
“People from the community just rushed together to help out,” she said.
Bangerter said the 84-year-old St. George man was flown to a Las Vegas hospital because of neck injuries.
The 24-year-old woman from Ivins, injured her ankle.