ST. GEORGE — Four cars were involved in a crash Thursday at 5:31 p.m. just before the intersection of North Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard when a driver attempted to move out of a left-hand turn lane into the adjacent lane proceeding straight.
The intersection contains three left-hand turn lanes from North Bluff Street onto Sunset Boulevard and two lanes proceeding straight ahead, one of them merging in from Diagonal Street.
A white Nissan Crossover in the farthest right of the left-hand turn lanes moved into the lane heading straight on Bluff and in doing so struck a Cadillac, St. George Police Lt. Joseph Hartman said. She then spun and hit another Nissan, which in turn hit a Honda CRV.
St. George Police reported to the scene only 5 minutes after the initial crash. St. George Fire Department also responded with two fire engines, and an incident management van with a large “caution crash ahead” sign atop it, and numerous police units were brought in to help control the flow of traffic through the intersection that houses nine lanes, including transition lanes, at its widest point.
The accident occurred just as the sun was setting, causing road closure for a portion of Diagonal Street between 700 West and North Bluff Street, and other delays on Bluff and Sunset affecting many trying to make their way home.
There were were no reported injuries, Hartman said.
The driver was cited for an unsafe lane change. No distracted driving or driving under the influence is suspected, and the accident investigation is ongoing.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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