ST. GEORGE — Mercedes-Benz, maker of the Smart car, touts its durability in a crash. This was proven Tuesday night as one of the diminutive vehicles rolled for about 300 feet on Red Hills Parkway.
“At 8:30 (p.m.) we were advised through our dispatch that a single vehicle accident had occurred at 700 W. Red Hills Parkway,” St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. “A silver Smart car had rolled several times.”
Holmes said the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and exited the car without help.
“He was tended to by an off-duty firefighter who witnessed the crash,” Holmes said. “He was treated by Gold Cross on scene and will be released with minor bumps and bruises.” The driver was wearing his seat belt and the side airbags deployed on the car, which hadn’t even received its license plates yet.
Holmes said the accident is under investigation for excessive speed and failure to maintain a lane, adding that the driver was approximately in his late 20s or early 30s.
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