ST. GEORGE — Portions of the River Road and Riverside Drive intersection in St. George were shut down Monday night after a two-vehicle collision.
The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said, and involved a white Nissan Sentra and a white Chevy Malibu.
The Malibu, driven by a 20-year-old woman and carrying one passenger, had been traveling west on Riverside Drive, Despain said, when the eastbound Sentra, driven by a 19-year-old woman and carrying two passengers, attempted to make a left turn onto River Road.
“The Sentra basically turned in front of the Malibu and they collided,” Despain said.
Officers from the St. George Police Department responded to the scene along with members of the St. George Fire Department, who assisted with the debris clean up. The westbound left-turn lane along with the eastbound right-turn lane on Riverside Drive were shut down during the clean up process; along with both left turn lanes on River Road.
While both cars required the assistance of tow trucks to be removed from the scene, Despain said, the occupants of both cars sustained only minor injures and did not require transportation to the hospital.
The scene was cleared and traffic was allowed to continue as usual by 10:20 p.m. Because she turned in front of the Malibu, Despain said, the driver of the Sentra was issued a citation for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. He also offered some simple words of advice.
“You need to yield to oncoming traffic, don’t turn in front of a car.”
Ed. CORRECTION: The collision took place Monday, not Tuesday.
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