ST. GEORGE — St. George Police responded to two separate collisions Monday in the same location within 30 minutes of each other – both, the result of drivers following too close to the vehicle in front of them.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., a Chevrolet Blazer, a Hyundai van and a PT Cruiser were traveling eastbound near 1200 E. St. George Blvd. When traffic slowed before the diverging diamond interchange, the PT Cruiser hit into the van, which caused the van to hit into the Blazer, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.
One of the two occupants in the PT Cruiser were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with minor injuries, Despain said.
The Blazer and van, both with single-occupants, received minor damages to the back of the vehicles while the PT Cruiser sustained damage to the left front end, Despain said.
The driver of the PT Cruiser was cited for following too close, Despain said.
About 20-30 minutes prior to the three-vehicle collision, a two-vehicle collision, involving a Ford Edge and Range Rover, occurred at the same location.
Despain said the collision was very minor, but cautioned on the importance of keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you while driving.
“They really need to increase their following distance,” he said. “That’s where accidents happen when you follow too close in heavy traffic.”
St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to both scenes.
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