ST. GEORGE – An accident slowed traffic at the corner of South River Road and 100 South on Tuesday at about 5:50 p.m. The accident happened when confusion over GPS instructions caused a driver to change her mind at the last second.
A woman driving a silver Hyundai was traveling south on River Road in the right-turn-only lane, preparing to turn onto 100 South, near Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash. Just before making the turn, the woman realized that her GPS navigation device was instructing her to continue straight down River Road. Although it was in the right-turn-only lane, the silver Hyundai went straight at the intersection, resulting in a head-on collision with a tan Nissan Altima that was turning left onto 100 South, coming from the opposite direction.
“(The Hyundai) was going south and they were going to make a right-hand turn, and then her GPS told her that she needed to go straight,” St. George Police Officer Tim Linton said. “So she went straight and another car had already made a commitment to turn left.”
Nobody was injured in the accident and the driver of the silver Hyundai was cited for failure to yield. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
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