Crash injures driver after motorist fails to yield on left turn

A Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Sonata are damaged after the LaCrosse failed to yield and crashed into the Sonata, causing the driver of the Sonata to be injured Sunday, St. George, Utah, Feb. 18, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver was injured and taken to the hospital after another failure-to-yield crash in St. George Sunday.

The intersection of Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive is blocked after a crash that severely damaged two cars and sent one driver to the hospital Sunday, St. George, Utah, Feb. 18, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

A woman driving a Buick LaCrosse on Dixie Drive failed to yield when making a left turn onto Valley View Drive at approximately 1 p.m., St. George Police officer Derek Lewis said. The LaCrosse slammed into the driver’s side of a Hyundai Sonata, which was northbound on Dixie Drive, Lewis said. (See Ed. Note)

The driver in the Sonata was injured and taken to the hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

“As far as injuries go, we’re not entirely sure of the severity of it,” Lewis said

The driver of the LaCrosse was issued a citation for failure to yield, Lewis said.

Both vehicles sustained major damage in the crash. The busy intersection was blocked for about 30 minutes until tow trucks could remove the damaged vehicles from the scene.

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.

Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the direction the Buick LaCrosse was traveling on Dixie Drive.


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  • 42214 February 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    How do you drive north on Dixie Drive and make a left turn onto Valley View?

    • comments February 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      flip an abrupt 180 turn before u flip out into into a rapid L turn

      it helps to have a phone in one hand

      makes it more suave looking

      until u get slammed into

      then u look like a clown

    • SilentThunder February 18, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      42214 – I see reading comprehension is not something you are good at, the Buick was making a left onto Valley View, and the Hyundai was headed north on Dixie. Reading is fundamental kids!

      • comments February 18, 2018 at 9:36 pm

        it’s cuz he edited the article and made corrections to it.

        thats the advantage of online vs print

        you owe 422 an apology.

      • 42214 February 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        The original story was edited. It stated the Buick was driving north on Dixie Dr. I think Comments would confirm that.

  • Uncle Lenny February 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    What’s the penalty for failure to yield?

  • Striker4 February 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Good question !

  • utahdiablo February 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Not a problem, the ward bishop will smooth this all out…

  • 42214 February 19, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Mr. Ricks, “fake news”, you could get a job at CNN. Nice editing job on the sly.

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