Running red light causes accident, 2 sent to hospital

WASHINGTON CITY — An accident caused by a driver running a red light slowed traffic on a major Washington thoroughfare Wednesday afternoon.

A woman is removed from her damaged car after being hit by a driver that ran a red light, Washington, Utah, Jan. 6, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A woman is removed from her damaged car after being hit by a driver who ran a red light, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 6, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

A black Honda Accord was northbound on Main Street, Washington City Police Department Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said. The Honda started to go through the intersection at Telegraph Street at around 1:15 p.m., when a westbound Kia Spectra ran the red light and hit the Honda behind the rear passenger door, causing the Kia to spin into the intersection. The Honda continued on, coming to rest about 100 feet north of the intersection.

Each car only had a female adult driver aboard. Kantor said air bags in both cars deployed and the drivers were both wearing seat belts. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and both drivers were transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for observation.

A car sits damaged in an intersection after running a red light and striking another car, Washington, Utah, January 6, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A car sits damaged in an intersection after running a red light and striking another car, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 6, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The driver of the Kia was cited for failure to stop at a traffic signal, Kantor said.

Traffic was slowed on Telegraph Street for about a half-hour while an investigation was done and clean-up occurred. Units from the Washington City Police department, Washington City fire, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to 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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1 Comment

  • .... January 7, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Pfft stupid Arizona driving habits

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