Driver following too close causes 4-vehicle collision near Dixie High School

St. George Police officers push a white 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer out of the roadway following an accident near Dixie High School, St. George, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 4-vehicle collision occurred Tuesday evening near Dixie High School after the driver of one car was reportedly following too close to the vehicle in front of her.

Four cars line the street of 700 South after being involved in an accident that caused damage to each car, St. George, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
Four cars line the street of 700 South after being involved in an accident that caused damage to each car, St. George, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Just after 5 p.m., officers were dispatched to a collision at 350 E. 700 S. in front of Dixie High School in St. George, where four cars, headed eastbound on 700 south, collided after a 2005 white Mitsubishi Lancer, hit into the car in front of it, St. George Police Lt. Joe Hartman said.

“Traffic was backed up at the light and the Mitsubishi rear-ended the vehicle in front of them,” Hartman said, “which caused all the other cars to hit the car in front of them.”

The driver of the Mitsubishi complained of hand pain due to airbag deployment. No other injuries were reported, Hartman said.

St. George Fire Department and St. George Police Department responded to the scene of the accident to direct traffic until the scene was cleared around 6:45 p.m.

Damages to the vehicles included hood and front bumper damage to the Mitsubishi, right rear side damage to the Toyota, left rear bumper damage to the Pontiac and a scrape to the back bumper of the Ford.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was issued a citation for following too close.

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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5 Comments

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP October 28, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    It’s almost like all these cars were running a train on eachother…

  • Zonkerb October 29, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Wow its a good thing he wasn’t caught dancing on private property

  • Graf Von Koolaid October 29, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Four car accident with potential of injury. I betcha fewer police showed up than the number at that illegal and highly dangerous dance party.

  • Easy E October 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Keep the hilarious comments rolling. “kick off my Sunday shoes, Footloose”

  • What is? October 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    What is a St George VIP?

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