Another left-turn crash partially blocks intersection

ST. GEORGE – A driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic – one of the most common causes of vehicle collisions – was the cause of a crash at 1000 East and St. George Boulevard Friday afternoon.

A left turn by the driver of a westbound 2004 Honda Civic while St. George Boulevard was making a left turn onto 1000 East crashed into an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Traverse SUV, resulting in the passenger side of the Honda getting hammered. No one was taken the hospital as result of the crash, and the driver of the Honda was cited for failure to yield, St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence said, St. George, Utah, Sept. 2, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
The driver of a 2004 Honda Civic traveling west on St. George Boulevard made a left turn onto 1000 East and crashed into an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Traverse SUV, resulting in the passenger side of the Honda getting hammered. No one was taken to the hospital as result of the crash, and the driver of the Honda was cited for failure to yield, St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence said, St. George, Utah, Sept. 2, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Just after 4 p.m, on Friday, amid heavy Labor Day weekend traffic, St. George Police and others were dispatched to the scene of the crash and found a 2004 Honda Civic passenger car that had collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse SUV.

The Honda looked to get the worst of the impact as both passenger-side doors were smashed inward.

The Honda was westbound on St. George Boulevard and in the process of making a left turn onto 1000 East when it crashed into the oncoming Chevrolet SUV eastbound on St. George Boulevard, St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence said.

Both vehicles had yellow lights as they were passing through the intersection, Ence said, adding that it was mainly a matter of the Honda’s driver not yielding to the Chevrolet that triggered the crash.

The occupants of the Honda sustained some cuts in the crash, but otherwise no injuries were reported and no one was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the Honda Civic was subsequently issued a citation for failing to yield, Ence said.

Northbound traffic from 1000 East through the intersection was blocked until both vehicles were towed away around 4:45 p.m.

St. George Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the crash.

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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