Unlicensed driver triggers 3-vehicle crash after running stop sign

The scene of a crash on State Street in Hurricane, Utah, March 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

HURRICANE — An unlicensed driver who didn’t stop at a stop sign triggered a 3-vehicle crash on State Street in Hurricane Saturday afternoon, police said.

A Mazda CX7 is towed away following a crash on State Street in Hurricane, Utah, March 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Hurricane Police Department responded to the crash just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and 100 East involving a maroon 2007 Mazda CX-7, a white 2016 Buick Enclave and a blue 2016 Chevrolet Sonic.

“The driver of the maroon Mazda, which was a 23-year-old female, failed to stop at the stop sign traveling northbound on 100 East in an attempt to make a left turn onto westbound SR-9,” Hurricane Police officer Jeff Adams said.

As she proceeded into the intersection, she collided with the eastbound Buick, impacting the passenger side, Adams said. The impact sent the Buick into the Chevrolet as its driver was preparing to make a left turn to go south on 100 East.

Medical personnel from Hurricane Valley Fire District arrived to provide medical treatment. Some minor injuries were reported, but no one was transported to the hospital. Everyone involved was wearing seat belts.

The scene of a crash on State Street in Hurricane, Utah, March 3, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Two citations were issued to the driver of the Mazda for failing to stop at a stop sign and never obtaining a license, Adams said.

The 19-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was also cited for not having insurance on his vehicle at the time of the crash, Adams said.

In the aftermath of the crash, the Buick came to rest partly on top of the Chevrolet. All three vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed away.

Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane around the scene of the crash, causing some slowdown but no major congestion.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • aaron March 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    The, unlicensed driver is most likely a illegal alien.

  • statusquo March 4, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Why not start publishing names with wrecks? Maybe a little public exposure will help people think while driving.

  • mesaman March 4, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    It must be the mating season for those Buick Enclaves. Even trying their wares on little Mazdas.

  • PlanetU March 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    There’s a reason she’s unlicensed, she can’t drive!

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