ST. GEORGE — Two accidents occurred Thursday evening within approximately 14 minutes of each other at separate locations on River Road, both resulting from drivers failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
At about 5:40 p.m., a young adult female driving a white Toyota Camry with two passengers pulled out of the Red Rock Commons parking lot near The Habit Burger Grill, 15 S. River Road. As the driver made a left turn onto 100 South, she struck a single-occupant black Honda Accord driven by a young adult female traveling east on 100 South, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.
The driver of the Camry speculated to Hale that she thought the Accord driver had been using a cellphone at the time of the accident, but the officer dismissed the Camry driver’s speculation and cited her for failure to yield at a stop sign and to oncoming traffic.
The Camry’s front bumper was scraped as a result of the accident and part of the bumper was hanging off. The right side of the Accord was also damaged. No injuries or traffic delays resulted from the accident.
At 5:54 p.m. and approximately 1 mile south of the Camry/Accord accident, a young adult female driving a Chrysler Intrepid unsuccessfully attempted a left-hand turn from River Road into the parking lot of Harmons Grocery, 1189 E. 700 South, and struck a Nissan Versa driven by another young adult female traveling southbound on River Road, St. George Police Officer Cameron McCullough said.
“There was a lot of traffic out on the road tonight,” McCullough said. “The (Nissan) attempted to swerve but failed and was struck.”
No injuries resulted from the accident but both vehicles sustained front bumper and hood damage and had to be towed from the scene.
The Chrysler driver was cited for failure to yield. The St. George Fire Department responded to clean up debris on the road from the accident, McCullough said.
“Both vehicles were able to move out of the roadway before I got to the scene,” McCullough said.
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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