ST. GEORGE – A multivehicle collision on the St. George Boulevard highway interchange in St. George Friday night left one driver without a car.
Around 7:15 p.m., eastbound traffic going across the highway overpass began to slow for a red light.
The driver of a silver sports car was traveling in the center lane and started looking over his shoulder to change lanes. He failed to notice traffic ahead was slowing and ended up rear-ending the vehicle ahead of him, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.
“(We were) just coming across the top of the ramp and were slowing down when another car slammed into the back of us and pushed us into the car in front of us,” Malcolm Judd, the driver of the SUV hit by the sports car, said.
The chain reaction wasn’t over, as the car Judd’s SUV hit also moved forward and hit the car ahead of it.
In all, four vehicles were involved in the collision.
The three vehicles ahead of the sports car appeared to have received little damage. As for the sports car, it received heavy front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene, Triplett said. The other vehicles were able to be driven away.
No one was injured in the accident.
The driver of the sports car was cited for following too close, Triplett said.
As all vehicles involved were pulled over by the pedestrian walkway and largely out of traffic as responders dealt with the scene, the impact on eastbound traffic was minimal.
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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