Collision near the university sends one to hospital

The end result of a rear-end collision between a Nissan Altima and a black Mazda which occurred on Feb. 25, 2016. | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
The result of a rear-end collision between a Nissan Altima and black Mazda, Feb. 25, 2016. | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A collision between a silver Nissan Altima and a black Mazda on Thursday morning resulted in a trip to the hospital for the driver of the Nissan.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., police responded to reports of an accident at the intersection of 100 South and 700 East, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

The accident occurred when the driver of the Mazda, an adult woman traveling east on 100 South, stopped at the intersection at a red light, Despain said. The Nissan, also driven by an adult woman, was following behind the Mazda and did not see the driver stop, resulting in the collision.

“This driver just failed to see that the traffic had stopped and rear-ended the black passenger car,” Despain said.

Despain said the driver of the Nissan complained of head and neck pain and was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center. She was also issued a citation for following too closely.

The Nissan was towed from the scene with extensive front-end damage, Despain said. The black Mazda received only minor damages and was able to drive away from the incident. Traffic was briefly diverted around the eastbound lanes of 100 South.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance all 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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