ST. GEORGE — Gold Cross Ambulance service transported a mother and her child to Dixie Regional Medical Center following a car accident on Main Street in St. George Thursday morning.
Just before 8 a.m. a woman and her child were traveling in a Nissan Altima southbound on Main Street. At the intersection of Main Street and 600 South, the woman slowed to turn left but failed to merge into the left-turn lane.
A woman driving a white Ford Mustang southbound behind the Altima, was unable to brake in time before slamming into the Altima, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said.
World War II veteran, Dan Zaragoza, who lives near where this accident occurred, said that he usually parks his car in front of his home but was glad that he had moved it last night.
“I was out here picking peaches on the side of my house and I heard bang,” Zaragosa said. “Then the horn on the Mustang kept blaring. Whenever you see a wreck it just startles you.”
St. George Police blocked both lanes of travel from 500 South to 600 South on Main Street for about one-half hour while St. George Fire Department cleaned up the road debris.
The woman and her child, from the Altima, were transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional. Their conditions were not reported. The driver of the Mustang was shaken up, but no injuries were reported. Both cars had to be towed.
Both drivers were issued citations, Bangerter said. The driver of the Altima was cited for never having obtained a license and improper turn. The driver of the Mustang was cited for following too close.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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