A three-vehicle accident sent two people the hospital and left another with a citation for distracted driving. St. George, Utah, June 3, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – A three-vehicle accident late Monday morning sent two people the hospital and left another with a citation for distracted driving.
St. George Police Department Officer Jamison Hale said around 11 a.m. in the vicinity of 750 South Main Street, a van was leaving a parking lot onto Main Street and turned northbound, stopping in the left turn lane. A blue passenger car was traveling northbound in the inner lane on Main Street drifted over into the turning lane and hit the van. The van was then knocked forward into a car slowing for the red light at the 700 South and Main Street intersection.
Hale said the driver of the blue car was looking at his mobile phone checking directions when the accident occurred.
There was heavy damage to the passenger side of the van and front-end damage to the blue car. The car bumped by the van received minimal damage and was able to drive away after the incident.
Hale said the passenger of the van and a passenger were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. He was unable to confirm the condition of either individual at the time.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mori Kessler serves as a Senior Reporter for St. George News, having previously contributed as a writer and Interim Editor in 2011-12, and an assistant editor from 2012 to mid-2014. He began writing news as a freelancer in 2009 for Today in Dixie, and joined the writing staff of St. George News in mid-2010. He enjoys photography and won an award for photojournalism from the Society of Professional Journalists for a 2018 photo of a bee inspector removing ferals bees from a Washington City home. He is also a shameless nerd and has a bad sense of direction.