News short: Car attempting U-turn collides with oncoming traffic

ST. GEORGE — Traffic was slowed after a car collided with two oncoming vehicles on Red Cliffs Drive in St. George Thursday afternoon.

At about 3:55 p.m., a maroon Honda SUV driving westbound on Red Cliffs Drive attempted a U-turn at the intersection of 2450 East and collided with two vehicles heading eastbound, Alexis Barrett, a witness to the accident, said. The Honda pushed one of the vehicles into the dirt near the interstate; the other vehicle was able to move to the side of the road.

Emergency crews respond to an accident on 2450 East and Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Sept. 4, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Alexis Barrett, St. George News
Emergency crews respond to an accident on 2450 East and Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Sept. 4, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Alexis Barrett, St. George News

The St. George Fire Department and an ambulance responded within three minutes of the accident, Barrett said. None of the parties involved in the collision were transported to the hospital, however.

“Someone was looking out for them, since no one was hurt,” Barrett said.

The Fire Department cleared the scene quickly and traffic was able to resume, St. George Police Sargeant Sam Despain said. The driver of the Honda was issued a citation for an improper U-turn.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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10 Comments

  • The Rest Of The Story September 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This is the only place I’ve ever seen a driver make a U-turn without regard for the oncoming traffic, or traffic behind them. Not only do these people live in a religious fantasy world, apparently they drive in one too.

    • San September 5, 2014 at 11:37 am

      I agree and was thinking the same thing. Utah is the ONLY place where I have seen insane drivers zig=zag through traffic in order to beat another car to off-ramps and do u=turns on interstates. I’m sure it happens in other states but I have never witnessed it. I have seen it here time and again.

  • San September 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    By the way, the ‘fantasy world’ part of your comment wasn’t necessary.

    • Simone September 6, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Not necessary but absolutely true. 🙂

  • bobber September 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    This how we do it in dixie 🙂 Best git use to it 😉

    • cha cha September 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      No doubt! You don’t like it? There’s the road 🙂 So unnecessary for racist, Utah comments. Tired of reading these jacked up comments about those of us who were born and raised in this beautiful state. People drive like this Everywhere… Not just Utah, my goodness.

      • Simone September 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

        I’m happy to see that you’re not denying it. 🙂

      • CC September 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

        Utahan is not a race – not a racist comment. You may complain about “religionist” comments if you must.

  • Allie September 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Compared to PA or NY or CA, nothing wrong with this place.

  • Zonkerb September 9, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Open Book drivers test lmao.. only in Utah

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