Head-on collision on Bloomington Drive, 1 to hospital

ST. GEORGE — A gold Prius collided with an oncoming minivan head-on after crossing the center line Saturday morning on Bloomington Drive South.

A gold Prius sits on the side of the road after a collision on Bloomington Dr. S. Saturday morning that severely damaged two cars and one driver was taken to the hospital. St. George, Utah, December 3, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News
A gold Prius sits on the side of the road after a collision on Bloomington Drive South. Saturday morning that severely damaged two cars and one driver was taken to the hospital. St. George, Utah, December 3, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

“The minivan was driving westbound, and the gold car (Prius) was coming eastbound,” St. George Police Officer Ken Childs said. “(The Prius) drifts into his lane, (and hits the minivan) head-on.”

Childs said the driver of the Prius did not recall the accident. He said he was parked on the side of the road.

“There is another witness that saw him drifting into the other lane as well,” Childs said. “So we know he was operating the vehicle.”

The driver of the Prius was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George to be evaluated.

“(We want to) make sure everything is all right with him,” Childs said. “Don’t know if he bumped his head as part of the accident. (The) airbags were deployed in both vehicles, so, it was a pretty good little crunch.”

Traffic was affected for about 45 minutes on Bloomington Drive while the scene was evaluated, the drivers were assisted and clean-up occurred.

Childs said the driver of the Prius will be cited for failure to maintain his lane. The driver of the minivan was uninjured.

Units from the St. George Police and Fire departments 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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1 Comment

  • .... December 4, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Yeah it sounds like the driver of the prius was parked on the side of the road just minding his own business allright !

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