Failure to yield results in two drivers sent to hospital

SANTA CLARA –  Two people were transported to the hospital Wednesday evening after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Country Lane and Sunset Boulevard.

Santa Clara-Ivins police and Washington County Sheriff officers responded to the call at approximately 8:38 p.m. Upon arriving on scene emergency, responders found a gold colored Toyota Camry and a darker colored SUV had collided and were slowing traffic.

“We believe that the gold Camry failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of the suburban,” Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said. “Both drivers were taken to the hospital. One of the drivers left for the hospital with leg fracture.”

Traffic was slowly diverted through the intersection for about an hour while crews worked to clean up the accident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department and may not contain the full scope of findings.

St. George News Assistant Editor Mori Kessler contributed to this article

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3 Comments

  • mikeal hurst June 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I was driver of golden camry. Hope he’s okay. Was coming down sunset at 40-45 heading to desert palms gym to workout. He was coming out on country lane from his neighborhood stopped at stop sign then from what looked like he was taking left turn he shot from stop sign idk thinking to beat me from what I saw he did not look up until he heard my brakes others had said he couldnt see me cuz it was that point where sun gets at you in the eyes. He shot into both ride side lanes trying to get into left side was in both lanes. I slammed brakes at 20 ft realizing he’s stopping between both lanes on sunset in front of me. Turned left trying to dodge him. He heard my brakes squeel and shot forward trying to dodge as well but so close he got tboned and spun around into other lanes of sunset. He was coming from country lane tho he just flipped my car in that direction. I broke my leg compound they got me out of there luckily without a life light.

  • mikeal hurst June 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

    In pictures I would’ve been pushing him stopping but still with some speed. Jammed in his car he hit gas trying to dodge pulling my car perpendicular in right lanes. He was being pushed and going forward at some speed so he had been spun 180 turn into left lanes and ended facing me and I him.

    • Joe Johnson June 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      If you’re going to lie, at least learn how to spell “Michael” correctly.

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