Not paying attention causes another collision on Bluff Street

A driver of a blue car received minor injuries and front-end damage to his car after a two-vehicle collision on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 18, 2018 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver received minor abrasions and front-end damage to his car Wednesday morning after another driver in a pickup truck said he didn’t see the other vehicle coming.

The driver of the tan pickup truck was heading south on Bluff Street around 9:15 a.m. and making a left turn onto 100 South when he collided with a blue sedan heading north on Bluff Street, St. George Police officer Ken Childs said.

A St. George Police officer directs traffic following a collision on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 18, 2019 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

Since construction on the east side of Bluff Street began this month, Childs said there have been numerous traffic violations and close calls when it comes to car accidents.

Read more: Bluff Street work to shift to east side of roadway until September

“Be careful on Bluff,” Childs said. “It’s a nightmare.”

The driver of the pickup truck received a citation for failure to yield on a left turn. There were no other injuries reported besides the minor abrasions suffered by the driver of the sedan when the car’s airbag deployed.

St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance personnel also responded to the scene.

Email: mheckenliable@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews | @markeekaenews

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7 Comments

  • Kilroywashere July 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Uuhuuuh. Not paying attention = 92% chance driving while using hand held cellphone. Once again distracted driving statistics will always be skewed, unless we all get dashcams with wide angle camera lenses. How else does an accident like this occur unless you have bad eyesight or spill your coffee etc. I drive by the exact location once or twice a day. Not buying the whole story. I think a piece is missing. But hey, minor injuries. Lucky for the victim. I have no sympathy for the driver of the truck. Note I am biased since I was hit & run on Bluff 2 months ago.

    • comments July 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      We need to find a witness who was there… hmm, who could it be

      where is Mike P?

      • Mike P July 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

        I’m here. Nice to know you’re thinking of me.

  • Striker4 July 18, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Hiding in your mother’s basement with you

    • comments July 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      Oh my goodness, Dump! You were right! HE WAS THERE this whole time! How did you know?!

  • Travis July 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I could make it from 57th on 3rd Avenue (during rush hour in my little old VW Beetle with 4 lanes of all those yellow cabs) all the way to 127th Street on 3rd Avenue and get on the FDR Drive without hitting a traffic light! St. George drivers make me nervous. Those highway funds should be used to install RED and GREEN arrows are all major intersections in Washington County.

    And can we do something about all the garbage collecting along Interstate 15 going through Washington County?

    • Carpe Diem July 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Imagine this, Travis, that like you, many errr MOST of those drivers just AREN’T from St. George. I know someone who has been here a year and relies on a GPS to go EVERYWHERE in town and wont take the freeway.

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