News Short: Failure to yield causes 3-vehicle crash; STGnews Videocast

Tow trucks preparing to remove vehicles from an accident on Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah, Dec. 7, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police Department responded to an accident on Dixie Drive Sunday afternoon adjacent to Southgate Golf Club’s driving range and Tonaquint Park in St. George when three vehicles collided at the intersection of West 600 West.

(report continues below)

(Videocast by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News)

Just before 2 p.m., a red Chevrolet 1500 was traveling southbound on Dixie Drive when the driver of a red Ford Escape attempted to turn left in front of it. The red Chevrolet 1500 clipped the red Ford Escape, causing the red Ford Escape to spin into a third vehicle – a light colored Nissan Murano, St. George Police Officer Trevor Anderson said.

No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident, Anderson said. A citation was issued to the driver of the red Ford Escape for failure to yield on a left turn. All three vehicles had to be towed as a result of the collision.

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

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  • The Rest Of The Story December 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I’d like to make a suggestion to St. George News. While I understand that readership translates into page hits and ad impressions pay the bills, could the staff possibly consider that so much reporting about traffic incidents may shed an imbalanced light on the true state of driving in St. George. Driving here isn’t really any more hazardous than anywhere else. But over-reporting of accidents may give that impression.

    • My Evil Twin December 8, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Oh sure, let’s just sweep it under the carpet along with other news that you don’t wish to recognize. That is the same attitude expressed by these drivers that totally scoff at driving rules and regulations, and then when they crash, will try to blame somebody or something else for it, because they are not adult enough to accept that they were the ones who screwed up.
      I am so sick and tired of this attitude of not taking responsibility for one’s own mistakes and shortcomings.

    • Koolaid December 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I’m trying to figure out the correlation between the breast augmentation ads for the accident reports. You think the ads would be for dent repairs, not breast repairs.

      • ladybugavenger December 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

        In case the air bags don’t deploy…

    • robert December 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      drivers here a terrible go look up the actual statistics. St George has less than a quarter of the population of my hometown yet has double the amount of traffic accidents reported. You can look it all up on city data

  • Ron December 8, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Totally disagree with the comment from “THE REST OF THE STORY.” The St. George News does a great job of reporting accidents, hopefully making all of us aware of the need to be vigilant on the roads around here and drive defensively. Keep it up, please, St. George News.

  • FreeParking December 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I also disagree with.. TROTS articles that get attention like these do make people aware offer their surroundings these accidents happen in people’s neighborhood’s where they live. Where they’re children play. These accidents involve people’s family members and friends and coworkers and neighbors.

  • M and M cookies December 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Why are there so many accidents lately??? Thanks to the st George news we hear and see about them as th spectrum doesn,t do news any justice..
    People drive too fast, I see so many eating and driving while on the phone, them they don,t use blinkers, and go thru red lights all the time..
    And then they say it was medications.. Can,t people read the bottle and don,t drive while taking this medication..and now I know people who lie on their drivers license and say they don,t take any medicines when they do.. Still think there should be driver testing after certain ages..

  • Joe Smith December 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

    All these accidents are what makes dixie what it is. If you don’t like it I suggest you leave…

    • The Rest Of The Story December 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

      It’s idiots like you and these other ignorant commenters that make Dixie…and this cheap rag…what it is.

      • My Evil Twin December 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        No one is forcing you to read “this cheap rag.” Why don’t you confine your reading to The S*****m, er The Spectrum.
        *Ed. ellipses

      • FreeParking December 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        Well then why are you here reading these articles and if were ignorant commenter’s. for posting on this article it seems your an ignorant commenter also because this is your second comment on this article

      • FreeParking December 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

        Well then it seems to me you are an ignorant commenter also this is your second comment on this article

  • Joe Smith December 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Out of all the ways there are in the world to get killed, you’re 100 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident than any other way. I think we should know about it. This guy with the Mr Koolaid pic is sure an angry little fellow isn’t he?

    • FreeParking December 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Yes he is.. I was going to offer him some milk and cookies while we watch. The Worlds Dumbest Drivers… LOL I. I love that show

  • mo ferguson December 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I’ll bet commenter KOOLAID is offended by that pic .

    • koolaid December 8, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Actually, I am envious that I didn’t come up with that icon. I think it’s KOOL.!

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