Infiniti follows too close, causes three-car collision

St. George Fire Department cleans up a collision at 100 E. and 700 South Monday evening, St. George, Utah, Dec. 1, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A three-car collision Monday evening was caused by an Infiniti driver following too close to a Ford Ranger, which was stopped behind a white passenger car at a crosswalk on 100 E. and 700 South.

An Infiniti hits into a Ford Ranger during a three-car collision on 100 E. and 700 South, St. George, Utah, Dec. 1, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
An Infiniti hit a Ford Ranger during a three-car collision on 100 E. and 700 South, St. George, Utah, Dec. 1, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

At approximately 5:25 p.m., St. George Police officers were dispatched to a three-car collision. The collision happened after the female driver of an Infiniti failed to notice a Ford Ranger stopped at a crosswalk behind a white passenger car. The white passenger car had stopped to allow some children to walk through the crosswalk at 100 E. and 700 South, St. George Police Officer Jeremy Needles said.

The driver in the white passenger car stated that he looked in his mirror and saw that the Ford Ranger had come to a stop behind him, Needles said, and the next thing he knew, the driver of the Infinity hit and pushed the Ford into his car.

No injuries were reported, Needles said. Damage to the back end of the white passenger car and Ford Ranger was minor, but the Infiniti sustained extensive damage to its front end.

A citation for following too close was given to the driver of the Infiniti, Needles said.

Westbound traffic was allowed to move through the middle turning lane, while the westbound lane remained blocked off during the cleanup of the accident scene.

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

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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6 Comments

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP December 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    CAn we rename the UTAH DRIVER’S HANDBOOK and call it “HOW TO PLAY BUMPER CARS WITH THE BIG KIDS”

  • koolaid December 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Give her break! She was having a blonde eternity, a lapse in judgment, a condition that for most people is brief and temporary

  • ladybugavenger December 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    To infinity and beyond…

    • Koolaid December 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Infiniti and a Ranger. Good catch. Buzz Lightyear was a Space Ranger

  • Zonkerb December 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    You got to watch those Infinities they have a mind of their own

  • Red Rocker December 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Infiniti is close behind us all….

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