Rear-end collision ties up evening traffic on 700 South

Two-car accident near 700 South and Cambridge Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An accident occurred on 700 South near the intersection of Cambridge Drive in St. George at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, forcing emergency personnel to divert traffic through the middle turning lane for approximately an hour.

Traffic had backed up on eastbound 700 South when a blue Jeep Cherokee rear-ended a white Saturn Outlook, St, George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.

The driver of the Cherokee was cited for following too closely, Hale said.

No injuries were reported, but St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance Service were both called to the scene as a precaution.

The airbags were deployed in the Cherokee, and it incurred front-end damage and was towed from the scene. The Outlook had slight rear-end damage but didn’t need to be towed, Hale said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Two-car accident near 700 South and Cambridge Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
Two-car accident near 700 South and Cambridge Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

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6 Comments

  • Mark January 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    There are more “stupid” accidents in this small town than there is in a lot of bigger cities in Socal even with all those illegals there. WFT? with drivers here?

    • My Evil Twin January 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Inbreeding? Downwinders2B8C syndrome? Just plain stupidity? Who knows. . .

      • My Evil Twin January 15, 2014 at 9:02 am

        Inbreeding? Downwinders Syndrome: Just plain stupidity? Who knows. . .

        • Gunther January 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

          What’s with the Downwinders comment. Are you also implying that the Downwinders Syndrome and “just plain stupidity” are something equal? Still don’t get that comment.

          • My Evil Twin January 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

            Apparently I was having some problems with my keying in trying to reply to the article. So for the third time, I will try to key in what I wanted to say in the first place.
            “Inbreeding? Downwinders Syndrome? Just plain stupidity? Who knows. . .”
            Obviously, I also suffer from the “just plain stupidity” in not reading what I have written before hitting the “Submit Comment” button. . .

    • bub January 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      It’s because they feel special. They can drive however they want.

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