ST. GEORGE — A medical episode led to a traffic accident on River Road Thursday night when a minivan hit a car full of people.
Just after 9:30 p.m., the driver of a dark blue Nissan Quest was driving northbound on River Road, near St. James Lane, when he experienced a medical episode, drifted into oncoming traffic and clipped the back end of a southbound white Ford Focus, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.
Triplett declined to specify the nature of the man’s medical issue.
While the driver of the Quest was the only one in his vehicle, the Focus had five occupants; two of them were juveniles.
Officers on scene checked the Quest’s driver for possible intoxication but found no signs that he was driving under the influence, Triplett said. The man was not issued a citation in connection with the incident.
While a Gold Cross Ambulance unit responded to the scene, no injuries were reported as a result of the collision, and no one was transported to the hospital.
Both cars were towed from the scene, although the damage was mostly contained to the Focus’ back bumper and a front corner of the minivan.
One southbound lane and the middle lane on River Road were blocked for about 45 minutes while the scene was attended to by responders.
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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