Failure to heed stop sign results in 2-vehicle crash

Scene of a two-vehicle collision on 100 East, Washington, Utah, Dec. 19, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — A driver ran a stop sign on a residential street in Washington Tuesday afternoon, causing a two-vehicle crash, police said.

Police investigators work at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on 100 East, Washington, Utah, Dec. 19, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

The collision occurred shortly after 4 p.m., said Washington City Police Department spokesman Ed Kantor, when an eastbound passenger car on 400 South entered the intersection and was struck by a pickup truck heading south on 100 East.

The passenger car, a gray Toyota Corolla, spun off the asphalt and into the dirt shoulder after the collision, its front end heavily damaged. The truck, a white Chevrolet hauling a trailer, came to a stop a short distance to the south with damage to the front passenger side and fluids leaking onto the road. Both vehicles were subsequently towed from the scene.

No serious injuries were reported, Kantor said, but the adult male driver of the pickup was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation.

A damaged Chevrolet pickup truck at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on 100 East, Washington, Utah, Dec. 19, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

The adult male driver of the Corolla, who remained on scene, received a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign, Kantor said, adding there was no suspected impairment for either driver.

Washington City Fire Department firefighters assisted with the cleanup of 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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4 Comments

  • DRT December 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Why do people continue to believe that stop signs always apply to other people, never to them? Are they self-centered and arrogant, or are they just incredibly stupid?

    • mesaman December 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      I’m thinking one of the requirements to receive a Utah driver’s license is to be distracted while driving. Stupid sounds too critical but ignoring is much closer.

      • DRT December 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

        Isn’t it pretty stupid to be driving distracted?

  • utahdiablo December 21, 2017 at 9:02 am

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….Knucklehead driver, enjoy your new higher insurance rate in the new year ( if you even have insurance )

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