SUV knocked on its side after running stop sign; 2 transported to hospital

ST. GEORGE — Two cars collided at a St. George intersection Monday causing a Toyota FJ Cruiser to roll over onto its side. Two people were transported to the hospital as a result of the crash.

Failure to stop at a stop sign caused a Toyota FJ Cruiser to roll on its side Monday afternoon, St. George, Utah, May 9, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Failure to stop at a stop sign caused a Toyota FJ Cruiser to roll on its side Monday afternoon after it was struck by car, St. George, Utah, May 9, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The collision occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of 300 West and 300 South, in which north-south traffic has a stop sign and east-west traffic does not, St. George Police Sgt. Craig Harding said.

A woman driving a white Volkswagen Passat was traveling west when she met a southbound Toyota FJ Cruiser whose driver ran the intersection’s stop sign, Harding said. The two vehicles collided, causing the Toyota to spin around. When its wheels caught on the pavement, the Toyota rolled onto its side.

The male driver of the Toyota and his female passenger were extricated through the passenger door of the vehicle, which was up in the air.

Three people were injured as a result of the collision.

The driver of the Toyota was treated for an arm injury at the scene and released, Harding said. The Toyota passenger and the driver of the Volkswagen were taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with nonlife-threatening injuries.

“Failure to yield appears to be the proximate cause of the crash,” Harding said, adding that the driver of the Toyota was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign.

All occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, and airbags deployed in both vehicles, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

Units from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department 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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