LaVerkin road construction collisions continue with 3-vehicle crash

Damage to a vehicle involved in a three-vehicle collision on State Street, Laverkin, Utah, May 11, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

LAVERKIN – A three-vehicle collision Monday on State Street in LaVerkin is the third collision to occur within a week in the construction area.

Damage to a vehicle involved in a three-car accident on State Street, Laverkin, Utah, May 11, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Damage to a vehicle involved in a three-vehicle collision on State Street, Laverkin, Utah, May 11, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

The collision happened at the intersection of 200 North and State Street, when the driver of a blue Pontiac Grand Am was trying to get across State Street and thought traffic had stopped to let her across, LaVerkin City Police Officer Amber Crouse said.

However, southbound traffic on the street had not stopped and the Grand Am hit into the passenger side of a black Nissan Rogue, causing it to spin and hit a black Dodge Dakota.

The driver of the Grand Am was issued a citation for failure to yield, Crouse said.

Both the Rogue and the Dakota had to be towed from the scene, as they were inoperable. The Dakota had damage to the front bumper, while the back driver’s side door of the Rogue was caved in and airbags in the car had deployed.

Damage to a vehicle involved in a three-vehicle collision on State Street, Laverkin, Utah, May 11, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
Damage to a vehicle involved in a three-vehicle collision on State Street, Laverkin, Utah, May 11, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

The driver of the Grand Am refused transport by ambulance to the hospital, but she did transport herself to the hospital, which Crouse said was mostly a precautionary measure.

No other injuries were reported.

Crouse said especially in the construction zone, where this collision and two others last week happened, drivers should slow down and pay attention.

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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2 Comments

  • native born new mexican May 11, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I am so sorry but I said in my last comment about this construction that these accidents would continue to happen. I said you take your life in your hands trying to get on to the street with all the heavy traffic going both ways. To say it again – I am so sorry I was right and until something changes this will continue to happen. How much dollar value in vehicle damage has happened so far? I bet the medical bills are starting to pile up also. I don’t want this to be me but it easily could be.

    • fun bag May 12, 2015 at 12:54 am

      yeah, obviously those idiots are not managing the construction traffic properly…

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