Rainy River Road accident leaves elderly woman stuck in passenger seat

Heavy rain falls after an accident at the intersection of River Road and 100 S., St. George, Utah, Nov. 21, 2013 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Just before 5 p.m. as rain began to fall, a collision occurred in the intersection of River Road and 100 South in St. George today.

A gray Honda passenger car, carrying two elderly women, was traveling south on River Road, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 100 South when they were hit by a northbound dark red Chevy, carrying two women.

Witnesses said the light was red when the elderly ladies in the Honda made the turn, St. George Police Lt. Doug Sargent said, and the Chevy traveling north on River Road had a green light.

Police and emergency responders were dispatched at 4:54 p.m. They had to cut the passenger door off the gray Honda to extricate one of the elderly ladies, but her injuries were minor, Sargent said.

Airbags deployed in the cars and nobody was transported for treatment.

The roads were largely cleared by 5:30 p.m. but officers remained on scene with those involved.

A citation may be issued to the driver of the gray Honda passenger car, Sargent said, for failure to stop at a red light.

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St. George News Editor-in-Chief Joyce Kuzmanic contributed to this report.

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  • Crazydoglady November 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    People in this town need to be reminded Utah law states that you can only go though the intersection when the light is green and the intersection is clear. Seems to me the driver of the northbound vehicle should get the ticket. Drivers need to slow down in this weather, which most do NOT!! Also, would love if the “Snowbirds” keep flying south!!

  • Mean momma November 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    The title of this article had me thinking the accident was caused because of the rainy conditions of the roadway, but nope, it was just more of St. Georgians doing what they do best… Driving terribly. Glad no one was seriously injured! Pay attention people!

  • Dan Lester November 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I bet the intersection was clear when the northbound car started.

  • utrefugee November 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    A few months ago my hubby & I were at that exact same corner trying to turn left headed north. There were like at least 7 vehicles that were turning west right in front of us. 5 of those were clearly turning after their light turned red and more than half of those came so very scarily close to a head-on collision

  • DoubleTap November 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I told you all the there would be another red light runner today. This town is owned by red light runners. Just glad there were no serious injuries. Red light runners need to be cited. I will say it again….there will be another red light runner accident tomorrow.

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