Driver runs stop sign, T-bones vehicle carrying children

ST. GEORGE — The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove through a stop sign Friday morning, hitting an oncoming pickup truck carrying two small children.

Gold Cross Ambulance responds to the t-bone crash on W. 100 South and S. 300 West Friday morning that involved two vehicles that resulted in no serious injuries, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News
Gold Cross Ambulance responds to a T-bone crash on the corner of 100 South and 300 West Friday morning, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

The crash, reported Friday morning at the corner of 100 South and 300 West, sent officers and emergency personnel to the scene, St. George Police Officer David McDaniel said.

The man driving the Jeep reported no serious injuries. A woman driving a white Toyota Tundra told officers she and the children were shaken but suffered only minor injuries in the crash, McDaniel said.

The man told officers that he didn’t see the stop sign and was going about 20 mph when his vehicle struck the Toyota.

McDaniel added that the slower speed, combined with the fact that everyone involved was wearing a seat belt, may have prevented anyone from being seriously injured in the wreck.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged and towed from the scene. The man driving the Jeep was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.

officers and firefighters check on the elderly man driving the Jeep after two car crash on W. 100 South and S. 300 West Friday morning that involved two vehicles that resulted in no serious injuries, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News
A driver was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign after being involved in a T-bone crash on the corner of 100 South and 300 West Friday morning, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or first responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • utahdiablo December 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Nothing like southern Utah drivers, open book license test….endless running through stop signs at most every corner….. Only 1 answer, more police and very pricey citations with zero tolerance before more people get hurt or even worse….Killed…..but, like raising the I-15 speed limit to 80 MPH and then being in disbelief because more accidents happen state wide with rain, snow, tire blowouts, rollovers, etc?? …Probably nothing will help

  • .... December 24, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I have seen so many accidents at that intersection and if it wasn’t for one of the trees there one of the apartments there would of had a truck in their living room.

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