Dashcam captures Main Street crash; 2 children taken to hospital

Two children are taken to the hospital after an accident on Main Street, St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two children were sent to the hospital with injuries Saturday morning after an accident on Main Street in St. George.

Two children are taken to the hospital after an accident on Main Street, St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Two children are taken to the hospital after an accident on Main Street, St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said a Toyota Tacoma was traveling north on Main Street about 8:40 a.m. when a Honda Civic ran a stop sign at 300 South, causing the Toyota to crash into the right side of the Honda.

Two kids riding in the Honda — a girl reported to be in her early teens and a boy about 10 or 11 — were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center with injuries following the accident. As of this publication, Holmes said he did not know the extent of their injuries.

The vehicles were blocking traffic for about 45 minutes on Main Street as the accident scene was attended to by responders.

The driver of the Toyota, Rylen Laub, of St. George, had a dashcam recording video at the time of the accident, which showed the Honda running the stop sign and the collision taking place. (See dashcam video clip below.)

NOTE: Video below shows actual crash footage and may be disturbing to some.

Dashcam footage courtesy of Rylen Laub, St. George News

The St. George Police Department is using the dashcam footage in its investigation of the accident.

Side curtain airbags in the Honda deployed during the collision, Holmes said, minimizing any further injury to the passengers in the car.

Two children are taken to the hospital after an accident on Main Street, St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Two children are taken to the hospital after an accident on Main Street, St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The driver of the Honda was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

The occupants of the Honda were from out-of-town and were attending a volleyball tournament in St. George.

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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40 Comments

  • RealMcCoy April 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Anyone else notice how he doesn’t even hit the brakes before impact?
    I know, I know… the OTHER car is at fault for not stopping at the stop sign, but an attentive driver would see this car crossing in front of him and at least ATTEMPT to 1.brake, 2.swerve, 3.swear profusely at the impending collision.
    And yeah, yeah, yeah the honda is at fault- blah blah blah. I’m talking about the Toyota driver not having any reaction to a car running in front of him.
    P.S.- I’ve had many cars run in front of me like this (no accidents, thank God), but I have slammed on my brakes, swerved to avoid the idiot, and for sure sworn profanity at the “open-book test” driver that pulled the stunt.

    • Simone April 11, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you for paying attention to what is going on in front of you while driving.

    • Free Parking April 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Well Whoopi doo for you..

  • Simone April 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I hope the kids are okay and that their mother learned that she needs to start pay more attention when she drives.

  • ladybugavenger April 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Failure to stop at stop sign epidemic…..or is people not paying attention epidemic? Everyone get off your phones! Get out of your bubble! There are others around you!!! And for good measure, when you are being helped by someone at a store, Get off your phone, Its rude!!!! Your being rude to the workers trying to serve you!!!! And then take a closed book driving test for safe measure

  • Free Parking April 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    What did you say ladybug.? sorry I was on my phone

  • ladybugavenger April 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    HAHA! Funny. But seriously, disconnect and reconnect to a different line. Like, my life is on that line, connect to it and stop running stop signs!

  • mmsandie April 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    All too common, running a stop. Sign in this town, good thing he had a dash am..

  • Valann11 April 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I love how some are assuming obe or both drivers were on the phones. There was no mention of phone usage in the article. Also, so what if the guy in the truck didn’t cuss. No one really knows how they would react right before impact. When I was marriedto my ex he rear ended someone getting off the freeway. Before impact he screamed like a girl and I was yellingat him to downshift and merge to the right.

    • Free Parking April 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

      VALANN. I like the way you opened your mouth and inserted your foot.. before you ASSume what somebody said you should read what they wrote…

  • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I love how you assumed I assumed they were on a cell phone. I just took the opportunity to say people don’t pay attention. Whether its driving or at the store. And to remind people they are being rude talking on their cell phones while people are serving them at the registers. Should I assume you are one of those people? Whether its in a car or in public, pay attention to others around you. Its simple, plus the only way we would know they are driving on their phones is 1. They admit it ( not gonna happen) or 2. Cell phone records are investigated ( that probably wouldn’t happen unless someone died). I don’t think any of the people in vehicles saw the other vehicle before impact( therefore no brakes, no swerve) so they wouldn’t see a person on the phone. Therefore, it wouldn’t be reported in the article. Why do you think there are people running stop signs and frequently causing accidents? Is it because they are paying attention? No, its because, they are not paying attention to their surroundings, but why are they not paying attention? What is distracting them? Their own thoughts?

  • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

    If you really want to know why I brought up cell phones, I’ll tell you. I was at work and this young snobby, the world revolves around her attitude girl was on her phone while I’m trying to get information from her to cash her check, and the check reader wouldn’t read the check and she was still on the phone and I told her I can’t cash this check( I didn’t even try it on another machine because she was on her phone talking and had an attitude, I certainly wouldn’t want to interrupt that and prolong it) and then she talks smack to the person on the phone that I won’t cash her check….what! Pay attention. She was rude and other customers commented on it. You want someone to help you, get off your phone. Its rude and we are people too! So there’s not an article on rude people on cell phones at the stores while people are helping them, so I made my own article 😉 Maybe the no filters guys will have an episode about it. As for this article, its no different running a stop sign- people don’t pay attention to their surroundings.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic April 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I am passing your suggestion on to the boys of “No Filter” LadyBug. 🙂
      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

  • brandon1025 April 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I’m going to clear up a few things. They are my kids in the accident and my ex wife! She was NOT ON HER PHONE! The sun blinded her and she didn’t see the sign. All you that jump to conclusions need to think before you speak. I drove 5 hours to come get them from the hospital. There are broken bones and other injuries that come with an accident like this. But nothing life threatening.

    • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I never said she was on her phone! I didn’t even assume it. But again, you are her husband so you are biased. Well, the sun is bright and perhaps the city can paint the ground STOP! But anytime you go through an intersection one should take caution . are you knew in this town? The first time on this street?

      • brandon1025 April 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        How about you actually read my post and you would have. Read that i am her EX HUSBAND! I am not biased at all. And yes she was in the wrong and she knows it and feels horrible so maybe you should practice what you preach. I doubt she has been down this road, it has been years since a visit there. And she puts her phone in her purse and on the passenger floor when she’s in the car.

        • ladybugavenger April 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

          Excuse me Ex husband, not down here in a long time. I get it! because these streets are messed up and people don’t pay attention down here, its a bad combo, I hope your kids are OK and their bones and bruises heal well.

    • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      If she has been on this street before than I don’t want to here your excuses for her. She ran a stop sign, take responsibility. Let me know if this is the first time at this intersection than I shall have sympathy for you.

    • fun bag April 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      these kind of rageaholics and hotheads is the reason i got my 9mm in my glovebox all the time. For safety!

    • Bender April 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Low sun angle directly ahead checks on on video. Honda has a long shadow directly behind it.

      • Free Parking April 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        To much yammering from you on St George news….. Go. Ladybug.!!!

    • stgeorge306 April 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I live on the corner and heard the accident! I was so worried about your children!!! I was sick all day after not seeing your daughter move and hearing your son cry for his sister. The corner has accidents all the time there are no stop signs on the road except the one on main and the sun was out and very bright yesterday. It’s just an accident the man driving felt so bad too! People have always had accidents even before cellphones. I hope everyone else is doing ok.

      • Simone April 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        Thank God your children are Okay. It’s clear from the video that she was not on a phone. Im glad she feels awful and she should. Now what needs to happen is she needs to take responsibility for her mistake and make amends for it however she can. Furthermore, Instead of passing the buck by saying “The sun blinded her” you should be saying “She made a mistake” and not to us because we couldn’t care less about the why, but to your kids who need to learn something called “personal responsibility”.

        “Personal responsibility is the willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards. But personal responsibility also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame. The demise of personal responsibility occurs when individuals blame their family, their peers, their economic circumstances, or their society for their own failure to meet standards. The three areas of personal decisionmaking in which the nation’s youth and young adults most need to learn and practice personal responsibility are education, sexual behavior and marriage, and work”.

        ~Ron Haskins

        *Emphasis added*

    • Simone April 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Thank God your children are Okay. It’s clear from the video that she was not on a phone. Im glad she feels awful and she should. Now what needs to happen is she needs to take responsibility for her mistake and make amends for it however she can. Furthermore, Instead of passing the buck by saying “The sun blinded her” you should be saying “She made a mistake” and not to us because we couldn’t care less about the why, but to your kids who need to learn something called “personal responsibility”.

      “Personal responsibility is the willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards. But personal responsibility also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame. The demise of personal responsibility occurs when individuals blame their family, their peers, their economic circumstances, or their society for their own failure to meet standards. The three areas of personal decisionmaking in which the nation’s youth and young adults most need to learn and practice personal responsibility are education, sexual behavior and marriage, and work”.

      ~Ron Haskins

      *Emphasis added*

    • Free Parking April 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

      Back off twit.! I never said she was on her phone and considering she’s your ex. seems like you’re not much of a husband

  • fun bag April 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    should of took cab. would of been safer

  • fun bag April 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    should of read the open book test and realized that the bigger vehicle always has right of way, stop sign or not.

  • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    But now that there are assumptions and accusations of me saying shes on a cell phone, certainly put a doubt there that maybe she was? So I suggest you actually read my comments because I won’t beat around a bush, there is no hidden meaning to what I say. If I assume, . I will say I assume. If I believe something, I won’t be all secretive, I’ll say I believe. So thanks to you people bringing up the issue of cell phone and driving and now I presume she was on a phone until further notice.

    • Bender April 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Too much yammering from you in St George News comments ladybug.

      • Free Parking April 13, 2015 at 5:25 am

        You don’t like it don’t read it.!

      • ladybugavenger April 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

        That’s what I do baby ( until I’m acknowledged and not misinterpreted, then I might walk away 😉 you wanna be my friend?

    • fun bag April 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      was texting on cell phone, sun in eyes, and being attacked by a swarm of hornets all at same time. would of been hard to see the stop sign. should of took a cab instead…

  • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Take a cab its cheaper and safer

  • ladybugavenger April 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    And order a pizza for delivery!

  • Free Parking April 13, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I was talking on my pizza and ordering a large pepperoni phone while sucking on my crack pipe just as an Aardvark wearing pink hightops and sunglasses stepped right out in front of me. and that’s all I remember

  • fun bag April 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Would of saved all this fuss if she would of just took a cab instead

  • Free Parking April 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Yep. Shood a tooked a cab

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