1 goes to hospital after 2-car collision on Red Cliffs Drive

A Nissan Sentra remains in the intersection after it was hit in a collision at the Mall Drive and Red Cliffs intersection, St. George, Utah, Oct. 20, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An 18-year-old woman checked herself into Dixie Regional Medical Center after hitting her head during a two-car collision at the intersection of Mall Drive and Red Cliffs Drive Monday evening. The accident blocked traffic for approximately 30 minutes.

At about 5 p.m., the woman, who was driving a white Honda Civic, was traveling west on Red Cliffs Drive when she attempted to make a left turn onto Mall Drive at a yellow light. She collided with a green Nissan Sentra, driven by a 19-year-old woman, that was traveling east through the yellow light, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. (See ed. note)

On impact, the airbags of both vehicles deployed; the Nissan driver’s airbag caused burns on her wrists. The Honda driver hit her head inside her vehicle, Holmes said, which influenced her decision to go to the hospital following the accident.

Traffic was directed through the intersection by St. George Police officers for about 30 minutes following the accident, as the disabled Nissan was blocking the intersection and one lane of traffic along Red Cliffs Drive.

Both vehicles were totaled and had to be towed from the scene. The Honda driver was cited for failing to yield at the yellow traffic light, Holmes said. (See ed. note)

The St. George Police and St. George Fire departments responded to the scene of the accident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. note: Correction made regarding cited vehicle. Clarification made regarding traffic light.

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4 Comments

  • groanattack October 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Slow down kids!

  • Mark October 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    2 young female drivers.

  • Koolaid October 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Do those silicone chest bags provide any protection in accidents?

    • anon October 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      SOMETHING TO PONDER EH?

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