Driver distracted by gas prices causes 3-vehicle accident

ST. GEORGE — A driver who failed to notice traffic stopping in front of him rear-ended a car causing a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

Damages to a BMW 328i involved in a three-vehicle accident on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Aug. 1, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

The vehicles were traveling east on St. George Boulevard when traffic stopped for a red light.

“The guy in the blue pickup truck said he was looking at prices of gas and he didn’t see that the traffic had stopped,” St. George Police Officer Stan Thompson said.  

The Dodge Dakota crashed into a silver BMW 328i, which in turn crashed into a red Ford truck.

There were no reported injuries, but the BMW was badly damaged and was leaking fluid. 

All those involved were wearing seat belts and the driver of the Dakota was issued a citation for following too close.

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4 Comments

  • ScanMeister August 2, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I see the BMW was for sale. Perhaps looked pretty good prior to this. Not cheap to fix BMW.

    • statusquo August 2, 2018 at 8:12 am

      I’m guessing it’s still for sale

  • Mike P August 2, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Yeah, that’s what he was doing, lookin’ at gas prices……………….

  • youcandoit August 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I don’t think it’s fair for the middle vehicle to get a ticket for following to close when the person rear ended them. It’s almost like going to a yard sale buy something and finding out later the item is stolen then you end up in jail. Double dipping the system. Oi

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