Police: Teen’s failure to yield results in crash

The scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 400 East and 500 South after a motorist reportedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic, St. George, Utah, April 8, 2017 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two vehicles were towed from the scene of a crash at the intersection of 400 East and 500 South in St. George Monday after a teen driver reportedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic.

The scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 400 East and 500 South after a motorist reportedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic, St. George, Utah, April 8, 2017 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a 17-year-old girl driving a taupe 2014 Fiat was eastbound on 500 South passing the old hospital when she came to a stop sign at 400 East, commonly known as Flood Street.

While the teen was stopped at the stop sign, a 41-year-old man was driving a black 2009 Lincoln MKZ south on Flood Street, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

As the man approached the 500 South intersection, the teen pulled out in front of him, Trombley said.

“She thought the black Lincoln had a stop sign at 400 East southbound, too,” Trombley said.

However, the man did not have a stop sign and the two vehicles crashed. The impact of the collision forced the Fiat into a southbound direction, ripping the entire front bumper off the small SUV.

“The driver of the Lincoln complained of back pain,” Trombley said, “but was not transported (to the hospital).”

The crash rendered the two vehicles inoperable and both were subsequently towed from the scene.

The driver of the Fiat was issued a citation for failure to yield after a stop sign, Trombley said.

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

  • utahdiablo May 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Driving anywhere in southern Utah has taught me one thing, no one knows how to drive, so i never take it for granted that at a two way stop that the other POS “driving” will obey their stop sign….same thing on the I-15, raise the limit to 80, most everyone drives 85 – 90 mph, so I drive in the right lane and let them all pass and crash…you never see UHP anymore on the roads, and until the local police stop being controlled by their local ward and bishops and really crack down and enforce traffic laws? This crap will continue eachday

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