Collision at intersection of 3050 East 850 North sends one to hospital

A collision at the 3050 East and 850 North intersection sent one driver to the hospital, St. George, Utah, May 30, 2013 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – At approximately 8:40 a.m. Thursday, a northbound City of St. George maintenance truck was struck from behind by a GMC Yukon in the intersection of 3050 East and 850 North by Costco.

The truck was stopped in the inside lane at the intersection rear-ended by the Yukon. The force of the collision forced the truck through the intersection into oncoming lanes of traffic.

St. George Police Department Officer Jamison Hale said that the airbags deployed in the Yukon and the driver was being transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precaution after complaining of chest pains.

The driver of the city truck was not injured, though was shaken up by the incident. The Yukon driver was cited for following too close behind another vehicle.

Emergency crews were on scene immediately, the accident was cleared up and traffic flow was restored without further incident.

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A collision at the 3050 East and 850 North intersection sent one driver to the hospital, St. George, Utah, May 30, 2013 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News
A collision at the 3050 East and 850 North intersection sent one driver to the hospital, St. George, Utah, May 30, 2013 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

 

 

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15 Comments

  • kristen May 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That is a seriously dangerous intersection… I stop and look for any cars everytime… So many times I have seen people on their cell phones flying through the red lights, I’ve almost been hit 3 times in that intersection.

  • My Evil Twin May 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    One of the biggest problems with that intersection, is that if you are on 3050 East, the traffic signal is a “FAST YELLOW!” I don’t know why they don’t do something about that, unless the city thinks it is a good place to get money, buy writing red light runners.

  • Sgnative May 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    One of my friends was paralyzed on that road on high school. Its so hard to tell if cars are going 35 or 55 either direction.

  • Josh May 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Not as bad as Industrial Rd and Mall Dr/Telegraph… Regardless, the whole road needs work. Needs another light @ Deseret Dr though

    • Zeke May 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

      What??? Those 3 roads you named don’t intersect each other. Doesn’t make sense.

      • optimismalways May 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm

        I think he means 3050 East and Telegraph/Red Cliffs…. and that one is NUTS! I completely agree! And a light @ Deseret definitely needs to happen.

  • sweet jude May 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    You guys make nonstop excuses, take some rational thinking meds along with counseling. You might realize somewhere along the way that your brain is a very likely determinant in how you drive

    • My Evil Twin May 31, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I’m sorry, I guess everyone is just not quite as perfect as you seem to think you are.

  • ld May 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    When did I say I was perfect?If you don’t know these things maybe you shouldn’t be driving.from reading other articles that you have commented on I would think it was you who thinks you are perfect. All arrogant people do.

    • Ken May 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      So ld and sweet jude are one in the same! Have trouble figuring yourself out?

      • My Evil Twin June 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

        Apparently this individual has “issues.” Perhaps we need to be kind to him/her/it. . .

  • Zeke May 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I think there are lights at that intersection already. what it really needs is a traffic signal.

  • Matt May 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I think it’s time for a aroundabout

  • Robert May 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    A roundabout there would cause even more accidents at that intersection. The city needs to put in consideration having the lights looked at and putting medians in like St George Blvd.

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