ST. GEORGE – Seven vehicles were involved in three separate but related rear-end collisions Monday morning on River Road in St. George, prompting police to tell drivers to slow down, pay attention and be patient.
Officers received a call at 8:25 a.m. about the collisions on River Road, just north of the intersection with Brigham Road.
“Traffic at the intersection of Brigham and River Road is impacted by construction,” St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. “It looks like it was highly congested and just front to rear-end collisions, one right after another.”
The incident involved high school students, parents and other drivers, Holmes said.
There is currently construction on River Road, he said, which adds to the congestion of school traffic and morning rush hour.
Holmes advises drivers to slow down, pay attention to the work crews and be patient when traveling River Road and Brigham Road.
The first vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, slowed down, and was rear-ended by a Kia Soul. An Infiniti four-door passenger car was then rear-ended by a Toyota Corolla, which in turn was rear-ended by a Volkswagen Beetle.
Behind that sandwich collision, traffic slowed, and a Ford Mustang was rear-ended by a Chevy Cavalier.
“Just kind of an accordion affect,” Holmes said.
St. George Police officers responded to the scene, but no medical response was needed, Holmes said.
There were no injuries, and all of the vehicles involve suffered minor damage and were driven from 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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