Accident in Hurricane impacts traffic, results in injuries

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HURRICANE – A two-vehicle accident on State Street in Hurricane resulted in injuries and impacted traffic Saturday night.

Emergency responders received report of an accident just after 10 p.m. at 3400 West State St. (otherwise known as state Route 9).

Sandra Adams, a motorist passing by the accident, described in an email that she saw one vehicle possibly involved in the accident pushed off the north side of the road. Another vehicle still on the roadway “looked as though it took the brunt of the accident” and had airbags deployed.

Debris from the crash was also described as being spread across the road at the time.

Traffic was blocked in both directions, as police diverted traffic through a nearby subdivision until the accident was cleared.

The St. George Communications Center confirmed that individuals were transported to Dixie Region Medical Center, though specifics on the injured and injuries were not known to them.

The Hurricane City Police, Utah Highway Patrol and Washington County Sheriff’s Office were all on scene.

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6 Comments

  • Irene Slack March 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Stop putting those yellow arrows blinking get back to the green …
    Every where these are causing confussion and you know it …
    Washington was the first try out for you and you have had wrecks in
    the intersections there. now you are putting them everywhere ..
    I SAY STOP IT OUR LIVES MEAN ALOT TO US… YOU HAVE THE
    YELLOW ARROWS BLINKING AND GREEN LIGHTS COMING TO WARD
    US.. NO WONDER THERE ARE WRECKS..
    STOP IT NOW BEFORE MORE OF US GET HURT OR KILLED… MAYBE OUR
    LIVES DON’T MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU BUT IT DOES TO OUR LOVED ONE……………………………..

    • My Evil Twin March 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      I’m sorry, Irene, but it really doesn’t matter what they do with the lights, or with traffic laws. People are going to continue to drive as they please, until the learn the hard way. And some of them don’t learn, even after they have been in the hospital, and or killed someone.
      And it certainly is no just here. I see it all over the western states. And I’m sure if I drove the other states on a regular basis, I’d see it there too.(

  • Just Saying March 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I absolutely agree with Irene! I live just up HWY 9 where this happened. I pass through that same intersection a couple of times a day. There was an accident a couple of weeks ago there too. I notice that with the blinking yellow, drivers are pulling out in front of me coming down the hwy. Late in the day, before the sun sets, drivers are blinded by the sun going down and it is extremely difficult to see when someone is turning on the flashing yellow. I have been planning on going to the city of Hurricane to see if they can change this flashing arrow crap. They do cause more accidents. And yes, someone will be killed soon if nothing is done.

  • Hatalii March 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Those lights are controlled by UDOT. The city of Hurricane may have some input with the state over them, but it is the state that has the final say. Unfortunately.

  • sweet jude March 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    It’s sad that we blame the wrong source for all of our problems. When are we going to wake up and assume responsibility for our own accidents. Indeed, its human nature to find fault with all other factors while excusing the ones that could’ve made better choices. When enough pain comes our way, we might learn a thing or two…

  • Danielle March 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Before the flashing yellow lights people would still turn on the red if no cars were coming. It’s not the light that’s the problem, its the people behind the wheel. I clearly understand that a flashing yellow means “yield to on coming traffic, if clear, then go” not “turn when you want to”… everyone is just too impatient and also they lack the ability to pay attention…that’s the real problem, not the lights.

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