Mutilpe rear-end collisions in short span keep responders busy

A three-vehicle accident on Bluff Street near 700 North was one of three in St. George that involved rear-end collisions. The Bluff Street accident was caused by inattentive driving, St. George Police reported, St. George, Utah, Dec. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Three accidents that occurred in a relatively short time in St. George Monday night all had one thing in common: rear-end collisions.

A three-vehicle accident on Bluff Street near 700 North was one of three in St. George that involved rear-end collisions. The Bluff Street accident was caused by inattentive driving, St. George Police reported, St. George, Utah, Dec. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
A three-vehicle accident on Bluff Street near 700 North was one of three in St. George that involved rear-end collisions. The Bluff Street accident was caused by inattentive driving, St. George Police reported, St. George, Utah, Dec. 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 5:30 p.m., a three-car accident happened on Bluff Street in the area of 700 North, when a Cadillac ATS was stopped at a red light, followed by a Toyota Rav4, St. George Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. Following behind those two cars was a Chevrolet Cruze that didn’t stop. The Cruze hit the Rav4, which then hit the Cadillac.

“Just your basic accordion,” Holmes said.

The driver of the Cruze, a 19 year-old woman, told police she was looking down to adjust her radio when the accident occurred. She was subsequently cited for following too close.

St. George Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene, though no one ended up being taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Traffic on Bluff Street was slowed as motorists had to move around the accident due to stalled vehicles on the roadway. They were ultimately towed from the scene.

Aiding in directing traffic around the accident was Todd Abbott, of the Utah Department of Transportation, Holmes said. Holmes credited Abbott with helping to keep responders at the scene safe from potentially inattentive drivers.

While the Bluff Street accident was wrapping up, another three-car accident occurred on St. George Boulevard, Holmes said. While that was being tended to, a two-car accident occurred in the same area.

Both accidents were triggered by one vehicle rear-ending another, Holmes said. As with the Bluff Street accident, no one was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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5 Comments

  • 42214 December 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I think St George has more rear enders than San Francisco.

  • .... December 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    LOL ! Nice shot 422 ! advance to GO and collect 200 dollars.

  • .... December 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    If I posted that comment it would of been edited. !

    • 42214 December 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I guess we’re perverts.

  • .... December 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Well it could be worse.we could be from New Mexico LOL !

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