News short: Head-on collision traps injured, unconscious driver

A white Mazda is involved in a head-on collision on S. Riverside Drive Saturday that trapped the driver inside the vehicle, St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver was injured and transported to the hospital Saturday evening after a head-on collision sent vehicles spinning. Traffic was blocked while numerous emergency responders tended to the injured and cleared the wreckage.

Numerous emergency personnel responded to the head on crash in the intersection of E. Riverside Drive and S. Mall Drive Saturday, St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
Numerous emergency personnel responded to the head-on crash in the intersection of E. Riverside Drive and S. Mall Drive Saturday, St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2016| Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

Just after 8 p.m., officers were called to a head-on collision in the intersection of E. Riverside Drive and S. Mall Drive.

Once emergency personnel were on scene, they found two damaged vehicles – a white Mazda and a tan GMC Sonoma pickup – in the middle of the intersection. The Mazda had an unconscious driver trapped inside.

Firefighters tended to the injured driver, who was quickly extricated after the vehicle’s door was removed using a hydraulic rescue tool, commonly known as the “Jaws of Life.”

Once freed, the driver was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Officers began an investigation into the cause of the accident; however, the details of that investigation were unavailable at the time of this report.

This report is based on preliminary information and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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