Driver runs red light, causes 3-truck collision

A Toyota Tundra is missing its wheel and severely damaged after running a red light and crashing into two other pickup trucks, including a Ram in the turning lane Thursday in St. George, Feb. 1, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Three pickup trucks collided and were severely damaged after one of them ran a red light near Dixie State University Thursday evening.

A Nissan Titan is damaged after being struck by a Toyota Tundra that ran a red light in St. George Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

A Toyota Tundra was northbound on 700 East and is beleived to have run the red light at the intersection of 100 South at about 7:45 p.m., St. George Police Sgt. Jared Parry said . The Tundra smashed into a Nissan Titan that was eastbound on 100 South, and then was deflected into the front of a Ram pickup truck that was in the turn lane to turn right onto 700 East, Parry said.

“All involved were seat-belted,” Parry said. “There were possible injuries in both the Tundra and the Titan, but no one was transported to the hospital.”

A citation was issued to the driver of the Tundra for a traffic light violation, Parry said. All of the pickup trucks involved in the crash partially blocked traffic at the intersection for about an hour until they were all towed away.

Gold Cross Ambulance and the St. George Fire Department also 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.

Email: sricks@stgnews.com

Twitter:  @STGnews | @SpencerRicks

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7 Comments

  • Craig February 2, 2018 at 7:17 am

    it’s risky driving in St George.

  • Lastdays February 2, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Driving in STG requires full attention. Always have to be ready for that One Dumb@$$ that doesn’t respect their driving privilege and takes that opportunity to ruin other peoples lives.

  • Death Valley February 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    It’s almost like people don’t care if the light is red or if there’s a STOP sign. Utah drivers… holy crap.

  • 12345 February 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    It’s just like any other city pffft !

  • DRT February 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Apparently everyone who lives here was deprived of going to the carnival when they were little kids. So now they are making up for it with “Street Bump For Joy.”
    That’s one step away from playing bicycle or pedestrian polo!

  • PlanetU February 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    When your’e sitting at a light and it turns green, look both ways or you’ll be sorry. anal drivers.

  • utahdiablo February 2, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Just another POS running a red light….enjoy the future folks, with another 30,000 people here very soon to add to over over crowded roadways!

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