2 vehicles collide in intersection, motorcyclist avoids crash

A 2-car crash in Hurricane Tuesday morning damaged one car, but caused no injuries, Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 20, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

HURRICANE — A collision on State Street in Hurricane Tuesday morning heavily damaged one car but caused no injuries thanks to seat belt usage.

A 2-car crash in Hurricane Tuesday morning damaged one car, but caused no injuries, Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 20, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A 2-car crash in Hurricane Tuesday morning damaged one car, but caused no injuries, Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 20, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

In a press release, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said a white Dodge Caliber was traveling west on State Street approaching the intersection at 300 West. When the light changed, a Dodge Durango SUV and a motorcycle proceeded into the intersection.

The motorcyclist realized that the Caliber driver was not going to stop at the light and he immediately stopped, Buell said, so he was not involved in the crash. The Caliber ran the red light and collided with the Durango.

The Caliber was driven by a 27-year-old woman, who had a 26-year-old passenger. The Durango driver was a 17-year-old man, with a 15-year-old passenger, Buell said. All occupants were wearing seat belts and no one was injured.

The Caliber was towed from the crash site. The Durango suffered minor damage and was driven from the scene.

Buell said the driver of the Caliber was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

Westbound traffic was diverted to one lane for about 30 minutes while the crash was cleared. Hurricane City Police Department officers and Hurricane Valley Fire District responded to the incident.

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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