ST. GEORGE – Two vehicles, a white 1989 Buick Park Avenue and a red Kia Soul, traveling in opposite directions, collided head-on Wednesday in the area of the Bear Claw Poppy trailhead, also known as the Green Valley Loop.
“Both cars appeared to be in the middle of the road a little bit,” St. George Police Sgt. Jeff Bahlman said, “and just collided.”
Josh Weiland, of St. George, driving the Buick, said he was on his way to check out a spot his friend had told him about to ride motorcycles.
“I was going around 25 mph and coming up around the corner,” Weiland said. “I don’t know what happened, but we hit head-on.”
Bahlman stressed the importance of drivers taking extra precaution in the area, especially around curves and turns.
“You’ve just got to be careful on curves when you can’t see around the corner,” Bahlman said. “People should look for the dust clouds or slow down when coming to these blind spots.”
No serious injuries were reported, Bahlman said.
The collision is still under investigation and no citations have been issued at the time of this publication. If the police can’t determine who was at fault, they turn the case over to a city attorney for review, Bahlman 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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