Traffic diverted for 40 minutes after intersection collision

HURRICANE — Eastbound traffic was diverted to one lane after a collision occurred Friday afternoon at the intersection of State Street and Main Street in Hurricane.

Accident at State Street and Main Street in Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Summer Kirby, St. George News
Accident at State Street and Main Street in Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Summer Kirby, St. George News

At about 3 p.m., a black 1996 Honda Accord, driven by a juvenile female and carrying two child passengers, was traveling eastbound on State Street. At the same time, a maroon 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, traveling westbound, was making a left-hand turn onto Main Street to head southbound when it collided with the Accord in the intersection of Main Street and State Street, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Witnesses stated the Honda was speeding faster than the posted speed limit, Buell said. Other factors that caused the collision are still under investigation.

Eastbound traffic was diverted to one lane for about 40 minutes.

Minor injuries were reported but no one was transported to the hospital. All passengers were reportedly wearing seat belts, which likely helped minimize the injuries, Buell said.

Both vehicles were towed. The driver of the Accord was issued a citation for speeding.

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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5 Comments

  • San September 13, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I want to say that this was the 3rd serious accident there within as many months. That intersection is at the end of a curve and off a straight-shot where traffic has no left turns to contend with…this worked 20 years ago but maybe it’s time to consider revision to the intersection. In this case, the collision happened with a car heading toward that curve, into La Verkin. Not sure if a light is needed at that corner now…or one block to the east….or what…but there are pro’s who probably need to take a look there. Personally, I’d like to see a 4-way light go in.

    • Char September 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      There is a light there. Where are you talking about?

  • Phil Stevens September 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Or people should just drive when behind the wheel and not everything else. Some people just don’t have skill. Wrecks happen in intersections another light won’t do crap Stanley.

  • San September 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    That’s the deal though…it’s a very narrow street that is flanked by a field on one side and a large sign on the other. I don’t think that most people would recognize it as a clear intersection, even with a car pulling up to it. And to suggest that you have to be a rocket scientist to benefit from the presence of a traffic light is fundamentally flawed. Even a 4 year old kid knows to stop on the red lights.

    • Char September 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Where are YOU talking about? There is no field on State and Main.

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