Hasty left turn results in intersection crash, possible injury

ST. GEORGE – A woman was taken to the hospital complaining of back pain Saturday afternoon after colliding with another vehicle that made a left turn in front of her.

Emergency crews clean up after a collision on Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct 15, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
Emergency crews clean up after a collision on West Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct 15, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

St. George Police were dispatched at approximately 3:40 p.m. to the intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and North Dixie Downs Road/North Dixie Drive, where the crash occurred.

A green Chevrolet Cavalier was southbound on North Dixie Downs Drive, waiting to turn left, or east, onto West Sunset Boulevard.

At the same time, a black Chevrolet Tracker was northbound on North Dixie Drive, proceeding through the intersection on a green light.

The Cavalier turned left in front of the Tracker, police Sgt. Jordan Minnick said, causing the collision.

The driver of the Cavalier was issued a citation for failure to yield on a left turn, he said.

The woman driving the Tracker complained of back pain, Minnick said. Gold Cross Ambulance took her to the hospital.

Emergency crews assist patients after a collision on Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct 15, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
Emergency crews assist patients after a collision on West Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct 15, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Fluid leaked heavily from one of the vehicles, drenching the street in liquids. St. George Fire Department crews worked quickly to clean up the fluids and debris from the area.

Other than a brief stoppage for westbound traffic on West Sunset Boulevard, traffic was able to flow continuously through the intersection while officers directed traffic.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed away.

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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1 Comment

  • .... October 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I’m going to check with RealLowlife and make sure both drivers have a job so they can pay their bills LOL ! this should be good

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