ST. GEORGE — A driver told police her brakes went out before she crashed into two nearby vehicles in downtown St. George Friday.
St. George Police responded to the crash involving a black Subaru, a dark blue minivan and a parked white van at the intersection of 200 East and 300 South at 6:42 p.m.
The driver of the Subaru was proceeding south through the intersection as the woman driving the minivan approached the stop sign at the intersection going west, St. George Police officer Steve Linton said.
“As she approached that stop sign, she stated that her brakes weren’t working in her vehicle,” Linton said of the minivan driver, “which resulted in coming through the sign and hitting the vehicle that was southbound.”
After hitting the Subaru, the minivan jumped the curb and hit the white van, which was parked in a business area. The minivan finally came to rest in a landscaping planter against a large boulder.
Medical personnel were called to the scene, but only minor injuries were reported, Linton said, noting that two children in the Subaru were properly secured in car seats.
The driver of the minivan was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, Linton said.
The minivan and Subaru sustained heavy damage and had to be towed away. The white van’s rear bumper sustained minor damaged.
Eastbound traffic through the intersection was blocked as the wreckage was cleared from the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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