News short: Woman sent to hospital after rear-end collision

One of the cars involved in a rear-end collision on Center Street in Ivins, Utah, July 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

IVINS – A 75-year-old woman was transported to the hospital following a rear-end collision on Center Street in Ivins late Tuesday morning.

Around 11:45 a.m., the driver of a Chevrolet passenger car, eastbound on Center Street near 400 East, decided to pullover to the side of the road for a yet-do-be determined reason. While doing so, a Mitsubishi passenger car following behind, rear-ended the Chevrolet, Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said.

A 75-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Chevrolet, was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George as a precaution, Holt said. She had no visible injuries, though the impact may have contributed to a shortness-of-breath related to a preexisting condition.

At least one of the cars was rendered inoperable and ended up blocking the eastbound traffic lanes near 400 East, resulting in traffic being diverted around the crash while responders tended to the scene.

The scene was cleared by 1:35 p.m. A citation was not issued at the time, as police were still investigating the incident and had yet to interview the woman taken to the hospital, Holt said.

Santa Clara-Ivins Police, Ivins Fire Department and Ivins Ambulance responded to the scene.

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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1 Comment

  • beacon July 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Surprised there’s not more rear end accidents around here with all people who feel the need to hug up to the car ahead of them. Just lucky, I guess.

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