Woman injured after running stop sign

File photo from December 2016 of collision at intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 2, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Proving the big red sign reading “STOP” is not a recommendation, a woman was sent to the hospital when her SUV was struck by an oncoming vehicle after she drove through a stop sign Friday evening.

Emergency personnel from Washington Fire prepare to push a car to the side of the road after a collision at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 2, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
Emergency personnel from Washington Fire push a car to the side of the road after a collision at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 2, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

At approximately 7:50 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South on a report of a two-vehicle collision.

The woman was driving in a silver SUV eastbound on 3650 South, planning to turn left to head northbound onto Washington Fields Road.

She failed to stop at the intersection’s stop sign and while making the turn, she was struck by a white Toyota passenger car that was southbound on Washington Fields Road, Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said.

The woman in the SUV was struck on the driver’s side and transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment and evaluation, though no serious injuries were reported at the time of the incident, Kantor said.

None of the three occupants of the Toyota passenger car was injured, and everyone had been wearing seat belts.

Emergency personnel from Washington Fire respond to a collision at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 2, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
Emergency personnel from Washington Fire respond to a collision at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and 3650 South, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 2, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

The front end of the Toyota was badly damaged and airbags deployed, leaving the car in inoperable condition requiring it to be towed. The SUV was also towed away, having sustained heavy damage.

No impairment is suspected, Kantor said, and no citation was issued at the time of the incident.

Emergency crews from Washington Fire quickly worked to clean up the scene, pushing the Toyota passenger car to the side of the road and picking up scattered fragments from the road.

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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2 Comments

  • Jimmym December 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

    “Proving the big red sign reading “STOP” is not a recommendation” – great opening sentence for a news article! Well done.

  • .... December 4, 2016 at 1:44 am

    They don’t use stop signs in St George ! they are there for community decorations and Xmas decoractions only

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