Left-turn collision on Dixie Drive injures 2

Aftermath of a left-turn collision on Dixie Drive that injured two people, St. George, Utah, Feb. 23, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A left-turn crash on Dixie Drive just south of the Sunset Boulevard intersection injured two people and left northbound lanes partially blocked Friday afternoon.

Aftermath of a left-turn collision on Dixie Drive that injured two people, St. George, Utah, Feb. 23, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 3 p.m., a white 2004 Volvo SUV was northbound on Dixie Drive heading toward the intersection. At the same time, a silver 2007 Cadillac CTS was facing southbound in the center turning lane.

Traffic in the lane closest to the middle lane had stopped, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said, so the driver of the Cadillac, an 82 year woman, began to make a left turn across the northbound lanes.

β€œShe began making a left-hand turn in front of the stopped traffic in the Number 1 lane and didn’t see the Volvo going northbound in the Number 2 lane,” Trombley said.

The Volvo collided with the Cadillac resulting in the occupants of the Volvo, a 34-year-old woman and her son, being injured. The woman reportedly had a broken wrist while her son injured his arm in some fashion.

Airbags deployed in both cars, Trombley said, and the cars had to be towed from the scene.

The Number 2 lane was blocked as police and other responders dealt with the scene, with northbound traffic backing up as it worked its way around the crash.

The driver of the Cadillac was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, Trombley said.

This report is based on statements from police and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • georgie February 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I’m wondering how many more accidents like this need to happen before St. George and the surrounding cities take note and make left hand turns on a green arrow only. Most of the intersections already have green arrow turn lights, maybe we should be using them.

    • Honor1st February 24, 2018 at 6:30 am

      The vast majority of left hand turn options are NOT at an intersection with stop lights .
      In some sections , there are Dozens of left hand turn lanes before the next stop light ,

      • Hunter February 25, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        Exactly, and this is why I won’t ever turn left when someone “lets me” do so. I’ve had people flip me off for not turning when they were courteous enough to allow me to go, but you never know what’s going on in the other lanes.

  • mesaman February 24, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    That’s good quality plastic in those Cadillacs. Volvos still insist on using metal? Would seem so, wouldn’t it.

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