ST. GEORGE — Three people were transported to the hospital Wednesday morning after a Jeep rear-ended a Honda on River Road.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., St. George Police received reports of a vehicle collision at the intersection of River Road and Fort Pierce Drive, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.
A Honda passenger car, driven by a 15-year-old girl and carrying an adult male passenger and a six-year-old child, was stopped at a red light facing south on River Road, Despain said. At that time, a Jeep Wrangler, driven by a man driving south, rear-ended the Honda.
“The Jeep, for whatever reason, didn’t see that the light was red,” Despain said. “It hit the (Honda) pretty fast. It was going between 30-40 mph.”
The 15-year-old girl operating the Honda was driving with a learner’s permit, Despain said.
All three occupants in the Honda were injured and transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Despain said. At this time, the extent of their injuries is unknown.
Both vehicles were damaged, and a tow-truck was required to remove them from the scene, Despain said.
“Getting rear-ended at that speed is pretty significant,” Despain said. “It caused a fair amount of damage to both vehicles.”
The driver of the Jeep was not injured, Despain said, but was given a citation for following too close.
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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