Distracted driving leads to 2-vehicle collision

ST. GEORGE – A moment’s inattention led to a two-vehicle collision involving a grey Saturn sedan and a multi-passenger van on south Main Street in St. George Monday morning.

The crash happened a little after 11 a.m., as the Saturn sedan was traveling east on 500 South and the van was traveling south on Main Street.

The 18-year-old driver of the Saturn sedan ran the stop sign at Main Street, causing the collision with the van, St. George Police Sgt. Craig Harding said.

“He glanced over at his passenger as he was eastbound on 500 South, came to Main Street, did not see the stop sign … ran the stop sign and collided with the front end of a van,” Harding said. “Actually, he went in front of the van, and the van hit his rear end,” Harding said.

The driver of the Saturn sedan was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign, Sgt. Sam Despain said.

St. George Police officers and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene, however, no one was transported to the hospital, Despain said.

The Saturn sedan sustained major damage to the driver’s side rear, including a broken wheel, a smashed back fender and possibly a broken axle, Harding said. The sedan was towed from the scene, while the van was able to drive away.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery. 

Related posts

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2015, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!


  • fun bag May 4, 2015 at 8:40 pm


  • Free Parking May 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Oops looks like somebody is a gonna pay fer some fixin uppins. eh.?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.