Failure to yield, left-hand turn results in accident on SR-9

Collision at the intersection of 5300 West/SR-318 and SR-9 between a pickup and a car, Hurricane, Utah, August 5, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

HURRICANE – Around 2:49 p.m. today, Hurricane Police responded to an accident in the intersection of 5300 West/state Route 318 and state Route-9 in Hurricane.

Officers arrived, conducted traffic control and an investigation was done, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a Blue Ford F250 truck, driven by a man, 50s, was traveling eastbound on State Street – state Route 9 – approaching the intersection on a green light.

A Gold passenger car, driven by a man, 20s, was in the left-hand turn lane facing westbound. The Gold passenger car made a left hand turn in front of the truck, failing to yield right of way.

There were reports of minor injuries, but no one was transported by ambulance. Both vehicles had extensive damage and had to be towed.

The driver of the Gold passenger car was cited for failure to yield right of way.


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  • philiplo August 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    “Around 2:49 PM”
    Could have been 2:47. Maybe it was 2:51.
    Using 2:49 cracks me up. Usually, “around” is followed by a number ending in zero or five. Heck, even “shortly before 3:00 PM” is good.
    Thanks for the giggle. 🙂

    • Joyce Kuzmanic August 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Here’s why, phillipio – the reality is that accidents occur before the reports are time stamped. The time usually provided is the time the call either comes into dispatch or the time the responding agency is dispatched. So, it is in their nature to give us an exact time with an about or approximately as the time of the incident. Precision with generality, it is amusing. We get the giggles too sometimes. 😀


  • San August 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    ::::shudder:::: I passed through that intersection before the accident, by maybe 5 minutes at the most. Brings home (again) the danger of traveling on SR-9, especially during Fair week.

  • Fran House August 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I would like to know the price of placing an add .

    • Joyce Kuzmanic August 6, 2013 at 11:39 am

      And we’d love to tell you about that, Fran. We will call you shortly.

  • karen August 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Don’t you think it’s passed time to go back to the turn on green only lights instead of the flashing yellow? The turn on green only didn’t cause as many accident. A little common sense would go along ways!!

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