ST. GEORGE — A man was seriously injured Tuesday after a trailer detached from a semitruck and struck his car, authorities confirmed.
A semitruck hauling two trailers, one large and one small, tried to turn right from Commerce Drive onto River Road in St. George Tuesday afternoon, according to St. George police officer Tiffany Atkin.
The larger trailer was not weighted properly and swung the small trailer into oncoming traffic and struck a southbound Toyota Tacoma, Atkin said.
The 25-year-old driver of the Tacoma was cut out of the car and suffered serious injuries. He was transported to a hospital and is expected to recover, Atkin said.
Crash investigators said wearing a seat belt likely saved the man’s life.
The crash impacted both north and southbound traffic in the area for a few hours; but by 2:40 p.m., River Road had reopened.
Contributing: Emerson Oligschlaeger, KSL