Driver runs stop sign, collides with pickup truck in intersection

Wrecked Mitsubishi at the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 20 East and 3090 South streets, Washington City, Utah, Aug. 14, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — A driver ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle Tuesday morning.

Lt. Jason Williams, public information officer for Washington City Police, said the initial call came in at approximately 7:40 a.m., reporting a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 20 East and 3090 South streets.

Scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 20 East and 3090 South streets, Washington City, Utah, Aug. 14, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

The vehicles involved were a white Mitsubishi passenger car and a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

“The Mitsubishi was southbound on 20 East,” Williams said. “(He) failed to stop and yield the right of way to a white Tacoma pickup truck that was westbound on 3090 South.”

Williams said there were two people in each vehicle; the Mitsubishi was driven by an adult male with an adult female passenger, while the Toyota truck had two female juveniles.

Although there were some minor injuries related to seat belts and airbags, those injuries were treated at the scene, and nobody was transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage and needed to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was cited for a stop sign violation, Williams said.

Although the juvenile driver was not at fault, Williams added a safety reminder for motorists as area schools are back in session this week.

“This is the first few days of school starting, so we do have an increase in traffic flow on the roadways,” he said. “We just encourage all drivers to be patient, slow down and be mindful that they are going to have some delays due to the kids being in these areas, and just that everybody (should) just be a little bit more patient while they drive.”

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


Updated Aug. 15, 12:20 p.m. to reflect that the male occupant of the Mistubishi was actually the car’s driver, rather than the female occupant. An earlier version of this story had it the other way around, based on initial information relayed from the police report.


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  • Kilroywashere August 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    As a Santa Clara resident that lives < 50 ' from a school yard, PLEASE FOLLOW OFFICERS ADVICE regarding fact school is in session and slow down, RESPECT school zone speed limits, and YES, stop signs too. TAKE Note two stop sign accidents currently posted as of now. A neighbor at the front of my street has a sign next to his/her fallen tree that says "drive with awareness". So try not to use your cellphones til you get out of the residential neighborhood. Then violate the law if you want. I am Just being proactive, as the school year just started. I have to admit people are driving safer these days in SC, so let's remain proactive. We are a small enough community to do just that. And,if this message hurts your ego, well too bad. The key to safety is proactive action and communication. Let's have a safe school year, and all work together to insure accidents are kept to a minimum. Good luck.

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