Two-car collision flips one

ST. GEORGE – A collision involving two vehicles occurred at the intersection of 100 North and Dixie Drive shortly before 3 p.m. today when an SUV turned left into the path of a southbound sedan.

The collision flipped the sedan, and the driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries in noncritical condition.

According to St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain, speed was not believed to be a factor. Southbound traffic, however, has limited visibility in this section of Dixie Drive due to the curve in the road.

As a result of the accident, the driver of the SUV was cited for failure to yield.

Ed. Correction June 18, 2013: Sourcing error. St. George Police Department advised that initial report given here transposed the vehicles in this story.  The SUV, not the sedan, turned left into the path of the southbound sedan. The driver of the SUV was the one cited.

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13 Comments

  • Tyler June 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Always so pleased with the high quality and quantity of photos for each news story!! Keep up the good work!

  • St. Georgian June 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Thought that intersection was supposed to get a traffic light years ago! Thanks for pointing out the horrible visibility of that curve where people constantly speed. Just when is the city going to put up a light?! Oh, nobody’s been killed there yet…

    • Joanna June 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

      I know what you mean. I can’t stand that intersection, especially in the summertime when all the landscaping they put in the median (for goodness knows why…) blooms out nice and bushy and blocks the view of oncoming traffic. I love living here, but some of the decisions the city makes regarding road construction, roundabouts, blinking yellow turns lights, etc. just defy common sense.

      • Alvin June 18, 2013 at 7:34 am

        100 North Dixie Dr does not have a median with big bushy landscaping. The traffic flow at this intersection will probably not require a signal for quite sometime. People who drive this stretch of road need to quit going 55 mph and start driving the 40mph that is posted. Blinking left turn lights are a no brainer. If it’s safe to turn when flashing, then turn, if not, then don’t turn left.

  • Taeler June 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    This is false I was driving the saden and the young lady was on the phone and she pulled out of a street on the opposite side of me I was in the left lane going straight heading for the freeway never was turing and she cut me off so I swerved to the right lane and so did she then she slammed on her breaks I went under her car flipped and rolled it was not my fault what so ever !!

    • Dr Andrew White June 18, 2013 at 8:01 am

      I feel bad for you. It sounds like you were just doing your normal routine when an inconsiderate and distracted driver bowled over your plans. I hope you heal quickly from your injuries.

    • harry June 18, 2013 at 8:23 am

      You are correct in saying the article isn’t written correctly. The accident was not your fault. But, the young lady was not on her phone. You both tried to avoid each other and unfortunately it didn’t work out. The young lady’s concern has been for your welfare. She has felt very worried and upset about how you are. We all hope you are okay. Really.

      • Joyce Kuzmanic June 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

        Yes, there was a sourcing error in this report. St. George Police Department advised that initial report given here transposed the vehicles in this story. The SUV, not the sedan, turned left into the path of the southbound sedan. The driver of the SUV was the one cited. Correction has been made.

        • Joanna June 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

          Thanks for the update. Pretty scary that such a mistake would be made in a police report. That’s a pretty big mistake!

  • Ashley June 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the person that was sent to the hospital?! I know that car and I can’t get a hold of that person I just want to find out if its the same person.

  • Taeler June 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Ya it was me Taeler Blevins

  • Taeler June 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    She was in the phone cuz that’s the first thing I thought to myself was she didn’t see me cuz her phone was in her right hand I know what I saw but I am ok just some back injurys and scratches

  • rachael June 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Oh my god that’s my sister tae u ok that looks scary oh man I wouldve slapped a *** if I was there.. miss u pls write back or something

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