2 women taken to hospital after Bluff Street collision

The aftermath of a collision that occurred near 450 S. Bluff St. in St. George, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two women were transported to the hospital Friday afternoon following a collision that occurred near 450 S. Bluff St. in St. George.

Shortly after noon, a woman driving a Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on Bluff Street in the outside lane, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said. At the same time, a woman traveling southbound in a Lexus merged into the left-hand lane and proceeded to turn left in front of the Nissan, and the two vehicles collided.

Aftermath of the collision that occurred near 450 South on Bluff Street in St. George, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News
Aftermath of a collision that occurred near 450 S. Bluff St. in St. George, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

“They hit at an angle, front to front,” Bangerter said.

St. George Fire Department, St. George Police officers and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

The driver of the Lexus was transported with minor injuries to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Gold Cross Ambulance. The driver of the Nissan suffered a broken ankle, Bangerter said, and was also transported to DRMC by Gold Cross Ambulance.

The driver of the Lexus was issued a citation for failing to yield on a left turn, Bangerter said.

Both vehicles were towed.

St. George News reporter Aspen Stoddard contributed to this report.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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13 Comments

  • Wilbur November 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Aren’t we really getting tired of these left-turn accidents on the arterials?

    It seems like it is way past time to install medians (like on St. George Blvd.) on Bluff, River Road (if possible, darn state highway) and the like around town, and let the bloody merchants complain.

    How many accidents do folks have to endure so lazy people can whip a left turn wherever they feal like??

  • Zonkerb November 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Yeah you can’t fix stupid

  • indy-vfr November 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    How fast were they going? Isn’t it 40 or 45 mph on S Bluff? Seems as though the average speed is 50 to 60 when I’m passed!

    • Mary November 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Low skilled drivers who turn left into oncoming traffic can cause accidents at 20 miles per hour .
      Alas , some people are home schooled for driving and NEVER learn NOT to turn left into oncoming traffic .

  • Dan Lester November 14, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Even where there are left turn slots, as on Dixie today, and as on many other locations, nothing will stop an idiot who wants to turn left RIGHT NOW from doing so. I was alert enough a couple hours ago to while heading east on the Boulevard to slam on brakes when someone turned left in front of me to go down 800 East. And equally blessed that the car behind me, which was following too close, also hit the brakes in time to not rear end me.

  • Notagain November 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I brought this suggestion up a few weeks ago. And I repeat—–
    Make it unlawful for women to drive on any street in Washington or Iron Counties on Fridays. I’m willing to bet they were not wearing a proper head covering and talking on their cell phones to boot.

    • koolaid November 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Was this caused by babies latching on?

      • Zonkerb November 15, 2014 at 1:16 am

        I know. a gal that can do her hair and her nails and breast feed the baby and change the baby’s diaper then put her nylons on then do her make up and get dressed and polish her shoes. and make 10 phone calls and answer 15 texts pull out a can of sterno and make eggs and bacon with hashbrowns and toast and separate the laundry and fold everything and brush her teeth and read two chapters of her book and watch 2 soap operas while driving down bluff street at 85 mph. she’s quite amazing

        • Herd November 15, 2014 at 3:30 am

          While doing pilates and yoga exercises, too?

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I’m typically doing 80mph on Bluff St and fiddling w/ my iphone at the same time. Never had a problem…

    • Zonkerb November 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

      I do the same thing except I’m blind folded and going in reverse

  • InShock November 15, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Is SG going to be renamed Crash City?

    • Zonkerb November 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Right now it’s known as the. DANCE FREE ZONE

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