Collision at Riverside Drive-River Road intersection sends SUV crashing off road

A Ford Expedition rests off the road after a collision on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver was cited for failing to yield on a left turn following a crash at the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive Monday night.

A pickup truck’s front end is damaged after a collision on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

St. George Police responded to the crash involving a white Ford Expedition and a white pickup truck at 9:21 p.m.

The driver of the Ford was southbound on River Road as the driver of the truck was in the left turn lane on northbound River Road preparing to turn left to go west on Riverside Drive, St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence said.

The driver of the truck said they thought the Ford was going to turn right onto Riverside Drive, however the Ford continued south on River Road as the driver of the truck turned left, hitting the Ford’s driver’s side.

After the collision, the Ford went over the curb and hit an electrical transformer box near the southwest corner of the intersection before coming to rest in an adjacent landscaping area.

A Ford Expedition rests off the road after a collision on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Medical personnel from Gold Cross Ambulance responded, and besides some minor scrapes and bruises, no injuries were reported at the scene of the crash, Ence said.

The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.

Eastbound traffic in the outside lane of Riverside Drive was temporarily blocked at the intersection as responders cleared the scene.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and had to be towed away.

Crews from the St. George Fire Department also responded to the crash.

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

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1 Comment

  • Mike P June 27, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Failing to yield on a left turn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here ? In St. George ? No way !

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