One transported after 3-car collision on St. George Boulevard

The Hyundai Accent involved in the accident at 1000 E. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One man was transported with injuries Monday following an accident involving three vehicles on St. George Boulevard.

The Toyota Corolla involved in the accident at 1000 E. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
The Toyota Corolla involved in the accident at 1000 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

At approximately 5:13 p.m., a woman driving a Volkswagen Touareg eastbound on St. George Boulevard rear-ended a white Toyota Corolla which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of 1000 East, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. Following the initial impact, the Corolla then rear-ended a gray Hyundai Accent that was also stopped at the light.

The St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene along with the St. George Police Department, who helped assess the medical needs of those involved before allowing the wrecked cars to clear the intersection, Holmes said. The man driving the Corolla was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, but was the only reported injury.

All three vehicles were driven from the roadway, Holmes said. Traffic was slowed for approximately 15 minutes before it was allowed to continue as usual.

The St. George Police Department and Fire department responded to an accident involving three cars at 1000 E. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
The St. George Police Department and Fire department responding to an accident involving three cars at 1000 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Mary Jo Paay, of St. George, said her husband was the man transported to the hospital, and that he was complaining of back pain after the accident.

“She (the Touareg driver) just crunched us in the middle,” Paay said. “I think she just didn’t stop.”

While she did remain on scene to exchange information with police, Paay said she would be heading to the hospital as soon as she could to check on her husband’s condition.

The woman driving the Touareg was given a citation for following too close, Holmes 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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5 Comments

  • Ron December 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The simple truth of the matter is: Distracted Driving Destroys Lives. To make the roads safer, we all need to pay attention to our driving and not be fiddling with our gadgets.

    • Evil twins mommy December 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      RON. I’m sure they’re going to follow you advice.. LOL

  • Koolaid December 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

    For some reason, when the light turns red at that intersection, motorists stop in the middle of the intersection, not before the intersection

  • Joe Smith December 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    another aspiring nascar driver…

    • Koolaid December 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      UHP in training. Remember Gardner zipping along River Road at 100mph?

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