Driver transported in serious condition after T-bone collision in Hurricane

A woman driving a white Mercury was seriously injured Friday after being involved in a 2-car accident on state Route 9 in Hurricane, Utah, Apr. 15, 2016 |Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

HURRICANE — A two-car, T-bone collision in Hurricane Friday at the corner of state Route 9 and 3400 West, the site of numerous crashes in the past, seriously injured one driver and totaled both vehicles.

Just after 5 p.m. officers were dispatched to reports of a crash that left two vehicles in the middle of the intersection. One driver, a 43-year-old female, who was conscious but seriously injured, was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

“The nature of those injuries are unknown at this time,” Buell said, “but they were serious.”

The woman, driving a 1998 white Mercury, was traveling eastbound on state Route 9 and came to a stop in the intersection, waiting to make a left-hand turn heading north onto 3400 West.

A 66-year-old man driving a tan Chevy pickup truck westbound on state Route 9 entered the intersection and collided with the Mercury as it made the left-hand turn, Buell said.

The collision sent both vehicles spinning in the intersection until they came to rest in the middle of the roadway facing opposite directions of travel.

The man, who was wearing his seat belt, sustained minor injuries and declined transport by ambulance. He told emergency personnel he would get his own transportation to the hospital, Buell said.

The woman was transported before it could be determined whether she was wearing her seat belt, or whether it was a factor in her injuries.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed away. North and southbound traffic on state Route 9 was restricted to one lane, causing congestion while emergency personnel tended to the scene, Buell said.

No citations were issued at the time of this report. The incident is under investigation.

Hurricane City Police Department and Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue 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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6 Comments

  • partyhatbull April 16, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I can’t believe the state hasn’t put an overpass here yet. How many people have to die or get hurt at that intersection before they do something else? It is past time to make it safe.

  • debbie April 16, 2016 at 6:06 am

    No patience there. Drivers mistakingly think they are already on 15 and slowing down thru that intersection is a total inconvenience. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to wait to turn left or how fast trash gets up and going from the other side of the hiway… Then.. When I’m waiting to turn, cars n trucks trucks that didn’t have to originally stop don’t even try to slow down as they blow thru that intersection. Your trying to determine if you have enough time to turn and vehicles r still pretty far back seem to suddenly appear… As if they GASSED it to blow thru the intersection.. To heck with everyone else… Not cool.

    • RealMcCoy April 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

      It’s that blinking yellow light that gets most people into accidents. Morons can’t figure out that yellow still means ‘proceed with caution’, not ‘Gun it- The other guy will stop for you.’
      If UDOT would just realize that the average driver down here is an idiot, and go back to the solid green/red arrows, I think the accident count would drop.
      And yes, I see a lot of people accelerate through the intersection there. My belief is that they secretly hope to get in an accident to collect on the insurance.

      • .... April 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

        Yes YORE an idiot driver. nice to see you admit it. HAVE a nice day tough guy. .Oh btw LOL ! YOUR a real piece of work. enjoy the rest of YOU’RE day !

        • RealMcCoy April 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

          You seem like the type of person that spends a lot of time locked in a basement.
          I’m starting to feel sorry for you.

  • debbie April 16, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Lol.. *traffic not “trash”… One day y Android will stop doing this!! Grr

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