St. George Police cruiser involved in collision near Mall Drive Bridge

ST. GEORGE – The new Mall Drive Bridge area was broken in with an accident Friday evening when a police vehicle was involved in a collision at the intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive in St. George.

A St. George Police officer was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive when a westbound passenger car attempting to turn left onto the Mall Drive Bridge failed to yield to the officer’s oncoming vehicle, causing the officer to strike the car, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.

“The police car was fairly damaged and had to be towed, but the other vehicle wasn’t damaged very much at all,” Triplett said.

There were no injuries as a result of the accident, and other than a little bit of fluid from the collision there was no debris on the road requiring cleanup.

“Both vehicles immediately pulled off to the shoulder, and there was no traffic hazard,” Triplett said.

Washington County was brought in to investigate the crash, he said, since it involved a police officer.

“We’re not going to investigate one of our own,” Triplett said.

Triplett said the driver of the passenger vehicle was listed as being at fault on the accident form, but he said he doesn’t believe any citations were issued.

Triplett added he hopes the Mall Drive Bridge won’t become a new hotbed for accidents in St. George.

“I’m worried that it might, but I guess we’ll see,” he 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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24 Comments

  • Zonkerb November 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Well another accident involving an anti dance Nazi

    • MickeyD November 8, 2014 at 7:26 am

      @zonkerb, your one-track, first-world-problem mind has become way too stale on these forums. Grow up, get out and do something about whatever ails you, and move on. If your intent has been to prove what an idiot you are, you have far exceeded your goal.

      • Gary November 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

        I see that YOUR one-track, first -world-problem mind hasn’t become too “stale” for you though. You probably should grow up, get out and do something about whatever ails you, and move on because if your intent has been to prove what an idiot you are, you have far exceeded your goal.

        • Mike November 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

          Super original and so clever! Gary, you fit right in with ZonkerB

        • MickeyD November 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          @Gary, “I know you are but what am I” – PeeWee Herman.

      • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 12:51 am

        MICKEYO. Well another accident involving an anti dance Nazi. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ahhh you po widdle ting …* whaaaa whaaaa if your intent is to prove your an idiot and a loser you did it…… Whaaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaa grow up
        Ed. ellipsis: …*

  • Koolaid November 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This is simply amazing. A cop involved in a t-bone! I thought they preferred donuts. Was the cop on his way to another dance steak-out?

    • Dana November 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Koolaid please……don’t blow their cover by revealing their “strategy.”

  • Phil Stevens November 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Children….you can dance if you want to but shut the heck up already. Its not about the dance its about the Keddington guy and entitlement issues he has. The approval process is for everyone but him and his BS group.

    • Koolaid November 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Worthy church stuff seems exempt from the permit process, too. Send in the dance fuzz busters? Who ya gonna call? Dance busters!

  • ladybugavenger November 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Eliminate the permit for dancing!!!! People are entitled to dance. And you are wrong, its not about keddington being good, bad, or indifferent or what he has done or is doing, it is not about keddington!

  • noone November 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Ya. The dance comments are getting old.

    • ANOTHER NOONE November 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more.. dance comments are getting old. get over it.

      • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 12:54 am

        No dancing in St George. Shut up.!

      • Koolaid November 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

        Who ya gonna call? Dance Comment Busters!

    • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 12:54 am

      No dancing in St George shut up!

  • annie November 8, 2014 at 11:50 am

    How about activating the green turn arrow? This intersection is a nightmare if you are heading W and want to left turn at mall drive.

  • Just Me.... November 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Can’t you just be grateful that the officer and other driver are both okay…and shut up about the inane stuff for a minute?

  • tight magic undies November 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Dance comments are not getting old. System of hypocrisy and no separation from church and state is getting old. Dance on.

  • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha all you cheeezy whiners complaining about the dance GET USED TO IT WE ARE HERE TO STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Well Demand the right to dance so the rest of you can shut … up.!
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Zonkerb November 9, 2014 at 2:16 am

    We want to dance we want to dance we want to dance….. Yeahhhhhhhhh babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Herd November 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I understand the cop had a head injury, improving his IQ.

  • Hiker November 12, 2014 at 6:06 am

    What is it with drivers! Sounds like at every Stop sign a Yield sign also needs to be posted. Would that tell drivers not to go if a vehicle is coming toward them?

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