Jaws of Life used to free woman after T-bone collision

St. George firefighters extricate a woman from her car at the scene of an accident on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle and taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center after a two-vehicle collision on Tabernacle Street in St. George Wednesday afternoon.

At about 12:35 p.m., a woman driving a blue passenger car was pulling out of the Main Street Plaza parking garage, located at 36 E. Tabernacle St., and was attempting to turn left to head eastbound on Tabernacle Street. She failed to yield to oncoming traffic as she pulled into the roadway, and her vehicle was T-boned by a white SUV traveling westbound, St. George Lt. Thad Feltner said.

St. George firefighters  extricate a woman from her car at the scene of an accident on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
St. George firefighters extricate a woman from her car at the scene of an accident on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

The woman’s car sustained damage on the driver’s side, while the white SUV sustained front-end damage as a result of the collision.

St. George Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the woman from the blue passenger car. Gold Cross Ambulance transported her to the hospital to be treated for neck and back injuries, Feltner said. At the time of this publication, Feltner did not know the extent of her injuries.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

The blue passenger car was towed from the scene. The woman driving the blue passenger car will be cited for failure to yield, Feltner said.

Traffic was blocked off in the westbound lane of Tabernacle Street from the 100 East block to Main Street during cleanup of the accident.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

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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12 Comments

  • My Evil Twin December 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Kind of curious as to why the blue car was photographed several times, but there isn’t even one picture of the white SUV?

    • Robo Duck December 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      You want cheese with that whine. LOL like I would give you any

  • ladybugavenger December 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    What? Are you telliing me she didn’t suffer enough by her mistake, having to be extricated from her car, taken to the hospital and after all that given a ticket…..had she not been given a ticket, she would have got a #fundraiser

  • Koolaid December 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I think I’ll go set my jaws on a t-bone, or maybe a new york strip

    • Robo Duck December 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      When your done throw the bone to evil twit that will keep him busy for awhile and make sure you stop by and contribute to the fundraiser

  • Joe Smith December 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Need an armored vehicle to drive safely in ST George…

    • tight magic undies December 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Almost got pegged the other day by an old lady going the wrong way in a roundabout.

      • Koolaid December 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

        Better to hear that than you saying you pegged an old lady in a roundabout way.

  • Atom Ant December 18, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Hey KOOLAID make sure you photograph the T Bone as many times as you do the NY strip or evil twit will have something to say about it

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