NEWS - Driver Puts Car in Reverse, Crashes into Bank


TREMONTON - July 25, 2022


Zion's Bank, 340 E. Main Street in Tremonton. had an unexpected drive-through on Monday, July 25, when a female driver accidently sent her vehicle backward through a window and into the west exterior wall.


Acting Tremonton Garland Police Chief Brian Crockett said the 77-year-old driver was initially going through the parking lot just before 4 p.m., when she struck the cement base of a light pole. She could not move the vehicle forward and so proceeded to put it in reverse.


Crockett said it appears the car accelerated at a rate of speed high enough to send it through Zions Bank's outside wall. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle due to the interior walls and furniture inside the bank, but was freed by the first officer to respond to the scene. She was checked by medical personnel and had no apparent injuries.


Zions Bank was closed for business at the time of the incident and no one was inside,

There is no suspicion of impaired driving, Crockett concluded, but the incident is being investigated as a possibly medical emergency.


All photos by John Hurley