1 sent to hospital following 2-car collision

Results of a two-car collision at the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Aug. 15, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A two-car collision blocked part of the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive in St. George Friday evening, and one man was sent to the hospital as a result of the accident.

At about 6:40 p.m., an SUV traveling northbound on River Road was making a left turn onto westbound Riverside Drive. As the SUV turned, it struck the rear driver’s side portion of a passenger car traveling southbound on River Road, St. George Police Sgt. David Williams said.

The impact caused the passenger car to flip around and face northward. It was rendered immobile by the impact and blocked the westbound lanes of the intersection until it was towed away at about 7:15 p.m. The blocked lanes reopened soon after.

One of the passenger car’s occupants, an adult male, was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center by ambulance with minor injuries, Williams said.

The driver of the SUV was cited in the incident, Williams said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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8 Comments

  • jack August 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Why are there more collisions at this intersection that anywhere else in STG ?

  • patient August 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Like the article said, the SUV hit the car on the rear door, he couldn’t wait!! By gosh to many people driving like someone’s dying or something,

  • THAT GUY August 16, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Because people speed on both of these busy roads. And many drivers get impatient while waiting to turn onto or off of both of them. And they try to beat the next set of on coming cars. Instead of waiting until it is clear and safe to turn. Totaly miss judging the speed and distance that the on coming cars are traveling.

  • Mark August 16, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Every week there are stupid “crashes” like this at many SG intersections often at the same places, River rd has a few of them, it’s the drivers, not the road.

  • tc rider August 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

    this intersection needs cameras and action taken by law enforcement, the last two
    times I was through there, It seemed like larger trucks ( like road const. crew cabs, just like the ones working on the virgin river bridge project) heading south on riverside dr.
    actually sped up in order to prevent myself or others from entering riverside dr., this intersection is nuts.

    • indy-vfr August 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      This intersection is dangerous, but lately I’ve had several close encounters at Red Hills Pkwy & 1000E. I wonder if there are cameras at the intersection? Everyone in St George seems to be in a big hurry to get nowhere! I’ve never driven in another city where there exists such a total disregard for speed limits.

  • My way or the Highway! August 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    It seems like everyone needs wants or demands to be FIRST! It has to be them FIRST not you not me not anyone. Them FIRST and they will do anything to be FIRST.
    A guy I know said he was walking to the front door off DI and this other guy was walking to the door also. The 2nd guy was trying his hardest to get around my friend and my friend walked just a tiny bit faster to see what would happen. Well the 2nd guy sped up so much that he was practically running just so he could get around my friend.
    Now if this isn’t a prime example of the “ME FIRST!” attitude I don’t know what is.

  • choppedliver August 18, 2014 at 12:41 am

    MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY, the mentality here in Southern Utah can sometimes border on unconscious.

    You see, in our community 70% of all individuals can rest easy, because they know that they belong to the right church. These same individuals have on the blinders of money and greed. Remember kids wealth is always a sign of righteousness, to his most obedient children the Lord will bless them with the riches of the earth.

    As long as So. UT Mormons adopt the values of the Pharisees, we will continue to perpetuate ignorance of the important things in life. We will foolishly spend our time tallying up how great we are, and oh how blessed we are to be in Zion.

    Nephi says it best,

    21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

    Welcome to the latter-days my sisters and brothers.

    I know this post got pretty sideways, sorry ’bout that.

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