3-vehicle collision backs up traffic on St. George Boulevard

ST. GEORGE — St. George Boulevard traffic was slowed for approximately an hour Wednesday evening following a three-vehicle collision near the divergent diamond interchange.

The green Dodge Stratus involved in the accident at 1200 E. St. George Boulevard on Sept. 24, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
Three-vehicle collision at 1200 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah, Sept. 24, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

At approximately 6 p.m., a woman driving a green Dodge Stratus, traveling east on St. George Boulevard, collided with the rear of a silver passenger car, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said. The silver passenger car then smashed into the back of a small pickup truck that was stopped at a red traffic light.

St. George Police officers and members of the Volunteers in Public Safety Division responded to the scene and directed traffic through the accident area, Williams said. The St. George Fire Department also assisted with the cleanup efforts.

Each of the three vehicles had only one occupant, and no injuries were reported, Williams said.

Emergency responders clear debris from the road following an accident at 1200 E. St. George Boulevard on Sept. 24, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
Emergency responders clear debris from the road following a three-vehicle collision at 1200 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah, Sept. 24, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

The woman driving the Dodge Stratus was issued a citation for following too close to another vehicle, Williams said.

The Dodge Stratus and silver passenger car were towed from the scene and traffic was able to continue as usual within an hour.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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7 Comments

  • Zonkerb September 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Check her cell phone

    • Bobber September 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      She was texting her bishop at the time, so the texting-while-driving citation was waived.

      • Koolaid September 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

        Lapse in judgement, didn’t see the stoplight, temporarily blacked out when the baby latched on…

  • DAVE RABBITT September 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Due to the recent flooding and seasonal temperature fluctuations, there was an unusually high percentage of pollen in the air – causing the driver of the Dodge Stratus to suddenly sneeze, hiccup, cough, belch, shart and then gag, simultaneously.

    The vehicles’ interior windshield, dashboard, and steering wheel were covered in mucus, impairing her vision.

    The convulsive action of suddenly sneezing, hiccupping, coughing, belching, sharting and then gagging – caused the driver to step forcefully on the accelerator.

    As the vehicle rapidly accelerated, the resultant overwhelming G-force caused the driver to blackout and crash into the small pickup in front of her.

  • billy September 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Dave amd bobber, yall made me laugh this morning.

  • D & D September 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Dumb (BoBBer) and Dumber(Kookaid)
    We are really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship us.

  • Backed Up September 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I hate it when I’m backed up in traffic. Soooo uncomfortable. But it’s better than having the runs.

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