ST. GEORGE — The driver of a passenger car collided head-on with a minivan carrying children on Tuesday after his dog jumped into his lap while he was driving.
Members of the St. George Police Department responded to an accident at 750 N. 3050 East at approximately 1:22 p.m. where a small yellow Mitsubishi collided with a minivan, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said. The Mitsubishi, driven by a man in his 20’s, was heading southbound on 3050 East when he drifted into oncoming traffic.
“The driver had a large dog that jumped in his lap making it so he couldn’t see,” Bangerter said. “He drifted into oncoming traffic and struck the van head-on”
The minivan, driven by a young female in her late 20’s to early 30’s and carrying her children, was waiting in the northbound left-turn lane, when the Mitsubishi crashed into it, Bangerter said.
The mother and the children were not injured, but the driver of the Mitsubishi did have a cut on his head, Bangerter said. Even though he was cut, he was not transported by ambulance.
Bangerter could not confirm at the time if any citations had been issued in the incident, nor was the information available by time of publication.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
St. George News Reporter Devan Chavez contributed to this report.
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