2-car collision sends driver to the hospital

St. George Fire Department responds to a two-car accident at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South 270 East, St. George, Utah, Feb. 4, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One driver was injured and rushed to the hospital after a two-car collision Thursday evening that left a busy intersection blocked during rush hour traffic as officers and emergency personnel tended to the injured, diverted traffic and cleared the scene.

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, a call came into the St. George Communications Center reporting two vehicles had collided in the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South 270 East. As officers responded, they found two disabled vehicles in the middle of the intersection, St. George Police Sgt. Wade Johnson said.

A woman driving a white Ford Ranger traveling west on East Riverside Drive collided with a white Ford passenger vehicle while making a left-hand turn onto South 270 East heading south, Johnson said.

The crash sent both vehicles careening out of control before coming to a rest with the Ford Ranger stopped in the middle of the intersection facing east, while the Ford passenger vehicle landed in the median of South. 270 East facing south, he said.

The man driving the white Ford passenger car suffered injuries and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center St. George for treatment where he was treated and later released, Johnson said.

The two vehicles sustained extensive damage and were rendered inoperable before being towed from the scene. Air bag deployment was reported in both as well, Johnson said.

Both parties gave conflicting statements, so no citations were issued at the time of the incident, he said.

Traffic was diverted for approximately 45 minutes, Johnson said, while emergency personnel tended to the scene and officers diverted traffic.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded.

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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4 Comments

  • .... February 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Just quit talking on them cellphones while driving eh ?

  • digger February 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Go ahead- rant rant, you are ridiculous.

    • .... February 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Aww. hiya diggy wiggy

    • .... February 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Now that your little buddy Bundy is locked up it seems you have no friends left to play with. Oh well no sympathy from me. Have a nice day diggly wiggly

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