ST. GEORGE – A driver proceeding through the intersection of 300 East and Tabernacle Street in St. George Thursday afternoon failed to yield to a car crossing the intersection and the two collided.
A woman driving a white Ford Edge SUV northbound on 300 East stopped at the stop sign for the Tabernacle Street crossing. Thinking the intersection was clear she proceeded, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said, and in doing so, struck a westbound silver-grey Toyota Corolla on the driver’s side.
The accident occurred just after 2 p.m.
Witnesses on scene said that a man who “appeared to be a homeless man or a construction worker” jumped out of the bushes and gave the woman in the Toyota Corolla a towel to hold on her head until emergency crews arrived.
Emergency responders first had to cut the door off the Toyota Corolla in order to extricate the woman. Although briefly trapped and suffering head lacerations, she was awake and conscious at the scene. After emergency personnel bandaged her head, she was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
“My understanding is that she received stitches,” Despain said, her injuries were not life threatening.
The women driving were the sole occupants of their respective vehicles. Both vehicles were towed from the accident scene.
The driver of the Ford Edge SUV was cited for failure to yield.
The Police don’t suspect either driver of being under the influence, there is no report of distracted driving, the weather was beautiful and not a factor.
“The driver thought the intersection was clear,” Despain said.
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St. George News Editor-in-Chief Joyce Kuzmanic contributed to this story.
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