Police: Driver fails to yield after stopping at stop sign, causing crash

A Ford Explorer is damaged after crashing into another vehicle on Valley View Drive in St. George, Utah, Friday, June 1, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The driver of a Ford Explorer followed all traffic laws when she made a complete stop at a stop sign, but that changed when she tried to enter Valley View Drive Friday afternoon in St. George, police said.

A Ford Explorer and a Toyota Highlander are damaged after a crash on Valley View Drive in St. George, Utah, June 1, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

After failing to yield while turning left from Meadow View Lane, the woman driving the Explorer slammed into the side of a southbound Toyota Highlander at about 3:45 p.m., St. George Police officer Dave McDaniel said. The four occupants of the Highlander received minor injuries as a result of the crash, McDaniel said.

“The driver of the Ford will receive a citation for failure to yield after a stop because witnesses said she was stopped — she just accelerated out straight into the Toyota,” McDaniel said.

Both vehicles were so damaged, they were towed from the scene. Northbound traffic on Valley View Drive was blocked for about 30 minutes as emergency responders were able to clear the scene. The St. George Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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

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1 Comment

  • Mike P June 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Well, how about that !! She actually stopped first before slamming into the side of another vehicle while making her “Utah Left” turn. My god! , what’s up with these people?

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