2 River Road accidents in 20 minutes result from failure to yield

A Nissan Versa was among two vehicles struck as a result of drivers failing to yield, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

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.

A Toyota Camry sustains front bumper damage after the driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A Toyota Camry sustains front bumper damage after the driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

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.”

A Nissan Versa was among two vehicles struck as a result of drivers failing to yield, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A Nissan Versa was among two vehicles struck as a result of drivers failing to yield, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

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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11 Comments

  • S. Carter October 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Nice. So when you cause an accident, tell the officer that you saw the other driver on their cell phone. Very classy!

    • Dana October 3, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Yup…that’s her way of trying, unsuccessfully, to deflect attention and responsibility from herself to someone else. That Blame Game is played so much here in Utah she probably thought she could get away with it.

    • Koolaid October 5, 2014 at 10:35 am

      That’s her way of driving a dodge (dodge the blame)

  • Beerbelly October 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

    That would be a Dodge Intrepid. Chrysler makes the Concord. Same vehicles, different names.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Beerbelly, in this case, you may be mistaken; our reporter checked the emblem on the vehicle, and she is certain it was not a Dodge. Makes and models can be confusing though. 🙂
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  • groanattack October 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

    All female drivers, MMMMMM?

  • sagemoon October 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Those darn female drivers giving my gender a bad name again! Another article I hope my husband doesn’t see.

  • Bobber October 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    If speed limits were enforced on river rd. we’d see far fewer incidents…

  • Beavan October 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Oh Camry driver… it doesn’t matter if the Honda was cooking an omelet, they had the right of way. That means you were suppose to wait for the Honda to go by BEFORE pulling out in front of them. Were you taking a selfie? Or texting? Is that why you totally disregarded your duty as a licensed driver to wait until the Honda was clear? And our fabulous Officer Jamison Hale could see right through your inability to accept responsibility. He’s a seasoned officer and knows a phony when he hears and sees one. I hope the Honda driver hires an attorney and goes after you, especially since you made such outlandish claims.

  • Futurama Fan October 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Several articles lately involving car accidents, and the majority are listed as Toyota Camrys.
    The conclusion is obvious- CAMRYS CAUSE CAR WRECKS!
    C’mon, people, wake up! Camrys are always causing wrecks on the road! In this day and age, people don’t NEED a Camry anyways. This is the 21st century!
    The government needs to step in and ban all Camrys. The accident rate would drop dramatically, and no one would be getting hurt.
    And don’t argue that most people are perfectly safe driving Camrys. If we don’t severely restrict the sale and ownership of Camrys soon, crazy people will just hop in them and start slamming into other law-abiding cars!
    Oh wait, I mean it’s the Camrys fault, not the mentally ustable driver….
    JUST BAN CAMRYS! And it might be a good idea to designate our streets as “Camry-Free” zones too. That should prevent those dang Camrys from
    ever causing a car wreck again.
    Did I mention that Camry owners must be crazy to want such an evil car sitting in their driveway?

  • Koolaid October 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Failure to yield? This accident yielded several damaged cars and some citations. Think about how much stupid drivers contribute to the economy. The police have a job and get income through citations. Tow truck drivers, auto body shops and insurance companies are gamefully employed. The headline should read Accident Yields More Works For Local Businesses! And did you notice it was another woman who didn’t see a stop sign? What needs to be done to those boring red and white stop signs for women to take notice? Put some big breasts on them?

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