Inattentive driver causes collision, sends woman to hospital

ST. GEORGE — A rear-end collision between a passenger vehicle and a pickup truck on Saturday morning caused heavy damage to the car and sent the driver of the truck to the hospital.

Damage to the front end of a red Hyundai on Bluff Street. Mar. 5, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
Damage to the front end of a red Hyundai on Bluff Street. Mar. 5, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

At approximately 10:14 a.m., St. George Police officers and Emergency Services personnel responded to reports of an accident in the southbound lane at the intersection of Bluff Street and 300 North.

Upon arrival, officers found that the male driver of a red Hyundai had rear-ended a full-sized Ford truck, driven by a woman. The Hyundai had one adult female passenger and the Ford had an adult male passenger.

The Hyundai sustained severe front-end damage as a result of the collision.

“At that stoplight … vehicles were at a complete stop. A driver of a red passenger car … failed to notice everybody stopping … and ran into the back of a black Ford pickup truck,” St. George Police Sgt. Jordan Minnick said. “It seems like it was an inattentive driver who wasn’t paying attention to the traffic ahead.”

The driver of the Ford was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precaution, Minnick said.

The driver of the Hyundai was cited for following too closely.

The Hyundai was towed from the scene, while the Ford truck was driven from the incident by the male passenger.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the incident.

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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