Police seek witnesses in collision case

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ST. GEORGE — St. George Police officers are seeking testimony from anyone who may have witnessed a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Foremaster Drive and River Road in St. George just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, a white passenger car traveling south on River Road approached the intersection of 700 South and Foremaster Drive. The car was preparing to turn left onto Foremaster Drive when a silver passenger car traveling north on River Road collided with it in the intersection, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said.

St. George Police officers are still investigating the cause of the accident because of contradictory testimonies from the drivers and witnesses in both vehicles, Williams said. The key point of contention is whether or not the silver car ran a red light when it crashed into the white car.

“The witnesses with the white vehicle said the light for the white vehicle had turned red and it was already out in the intersection and waiting to turn onto Foremaster (Drive),” Williams said. “The driver said, ‘Yeah, the light had turned red, and I was just waiting for the intersection to clear, and once it was cleared I was turning.’”

The driver of the silver vehicle, and witnesses with him, said the light was still yellow when the silver vehicle entered the intersection, Williams said.

“So, as it stands right now, we’re still trying to determine where citations go and if they need to be issued,” Williams said.

The driver and a passenger in the silver car sustained minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution, he said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Traffic was shut down until 7:30 p.m. as the accident scene was cleared by the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance.

Anyone who witnessed the accident and did not talk to an officer at the scene should report information about the crash to the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

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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1 Comment

  • LUNCHBOXHERO February 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Should of taken a cab its cheaper than getting your care repaired

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