2-car collision occurs on River Road after driver fails to yield

A black Lexus and a black Ford Mustang sit in a parking lot between Applebee's and Winger's Roadhouse after their involvement in a collision on River Road, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two cars collided on River Road Monday afternoon when the driver of a black Lexus failed to yield to oncoming traffic when pulling out of a business parking lot.

A mustang sustains front-end damage after its involvement in a collision on River Road, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A Ford Mustang sustains front bumper damage after its involvement in a collision on River Road, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Just before 2:45 p.m., the driver of the black Lexus was preparing to make a left turn out of the Fabulous Freddy’s parking lot at 134 S. River Road to travel northbound on River Road at the same time as a black Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on River Road. The two cars collided, St. George Police Lt. Andrew Mickelson said.

The airbags deployed on the black Mustang, but neither driver was treated for any injuries on scene nor were they transported by Gold Cross Ambulance, which responded to the accident, Mickelson said.

A Ford Mustang sustains windshield damage after its involvement in a collision on River Road, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A Ford Mustang sustains windshield damage after its involvement in a collision on River Road, St. George, Utah, Dec. 8, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Minor damages occurred to the driver’s side of the black Lexus while a cracked windshield and front bumper damage was sustained by the black Mustang.

Traffic was delayed for about 10 minutes before drivers of both vehicles were able to move from the roadway and into the parking lot connected with Winger’s Roadhouse and Applebee’s at 170 S. River Road to finish with accident reports. Both vehicles were then towed from the parking lot, Mickelson said.

The driver of the black Lexus was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, Mickelson said.

St. George Fire Department, St. George Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance 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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8 Comments

  • What? December 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    What is wingers roadhouse? Isn’t it just wingers?

  • Koolaid December 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Isn’t that a right turn only exit from Fab Fred’s? Betcha that Lexus driver doesn’t think his car nor his driving is so fabulous now after winging the Mustang.

  • Joe Smith December 9, 2014 at 5:38 am

    seems like they could have driven the lexus home

  • Arne1967 December 9, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Can we not go at least one day without traffic accidents in Saint George? I used to live in NYC and Los Angeles but this place scares me.

    • My Evil Twin December 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Not hardly! The drivers here are too busy doing other things besides driving. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what it is they are doing, but it likely isn’t praying.

      • Koolaid December 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

        That’s it! Pray for no accidents!

      • SPUD MCKENZIE December 10, 2014 at 5:04 am

        I would like to see more roundabouts then we would have a place to pull over and pray

  • MY EVIL TWITCH December 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I’m just glad all these people were unharmed and able to be with their loved ones for the holidays

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