ST. GEORGE – The new Mall Drive Bridge area was broken in with an accident Friday evening when a police vehicle was involved in a collision at the intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive in St. George.
A St. George Police officer was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive when a westbound passenger car attempting to turn left onto the Mall Drive Bridge failed to yield to the officer’s oncoming vehicle, causing the officer to strike the car, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.
“The police car was fairly damaged and had to be towed, but the other vehicle wasn’t damaged very much at all,” Triplett said.
There were no injuries as a result of the accident, and other than a little bit of fluid from the collision there was no debris on the road requiring cleanup.
“Both vehicles immediately pulled off to the shoulder, and there was no traffic hazard,” Triplett said.
Washington County was brought in to investigate the crash, he said, since it involved a police officer.
“We’re not going to investigate one of our own,” Triplett said.
Triplett said the driver of the passenger vehicle was listed as being at fault on the accident form, but he said he doesn’t believe any citations were issued.
Triplett added he hopes the Mall Drive Bridge won’t become a new hotbed for accidents in St. George.
“I’m worried that it might, but I guess we’ll see,” he 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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