Failure to yield leads to T-bone on Tabernacle

Two cars collide after a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Oct. 13, 2015 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A two-car accident on Tabernacle Street in St. George Tuesday evening was set in motion by a driver failing to yield. The resulting collision blocked traffic, and one driver was sent to Dixie Regional Medical Center with injuries.

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Two cars collide after a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Oct. 13, 2015 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

“Dispatch received the call just before 6 p.m. advising of an accident near the corner of 800 East and Tabernacle,” St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said.

A man driving a black Lincoln Continental failed to yield as he was heading south on 800 East, and his vehicle was struck in the intersection by a blue Hyundai that was traveling west on Tabernacle Street. The impact caused both cars to spin and their airbags to deploy.

The woman in the blue Hyundai was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by Gold Cross Ambulance with minor injuries and was in stable condition, Holmes said.

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Two cars collide after a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Oct. 13, 2015 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The man driving the Continental sustained no apparent injuries, but there was extensive damage to the passenger side of his vehicle. (See ed. note) He was cited for failure to yield for pulling out in front of the driver of the blue Hyundai.

The eastbound lane of Tabernacle Street was closed off for approximately 30 minutes as responders cleaned up the accident site.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, and Dixie State University Police 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.

Ed. note: Side of vehicle that sustained damage has been corrected.

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4 Comments

  • Utahn October 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    >>The man driving the Continental sustained no apparent injuries, but there was extensive damage to the driver’s side of his vehicle

    Pictures clearly show it was the passenger side of the Lincoln that was damaged.

    • Cami Cox Jim Cami Cox Jim October 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you, you are correct. That change has been made in the story.

  • fun bag October 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    its just a scratch, can buff that out in 20 min

    • WhatTheHeck October 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Speaking of “scratch”, I hope he has a fat wallet.

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