Driver taken to hospital after 2-vehicle accident on River Road

ST. GEORGE — A left turn led to an accident on River Road in St. George Tuesday morning when a Ford Explorer collided with a pickup truck owned by Sunroc Corporation.

The Explorer was traveling northbound on River Road, waiting to make a left turn on Brigham Road, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said. The driver of the Explorer failed to see the southbound pickup and collided with the left front of the truck.

“Both vehicles had a green light,” Hale said. “The Explorer driver thought he (the pickup driver) was going to turn in the right turn lane.”

The pickup truck, however, continued through the light and was struck by the Explorer, Hale said.

A driver of a Ford Explorer involved in an accident Tuesday is loaded into an ambulance, St. George, Utah, Oct. 27, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A driver of a Ford Explorer involved in an accident is loaded into an ambulance, St. George, Utah, Oct. 27, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

The driver of the Explorer was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Hale said the driver was placed on a backboard for transport, and he did not know her condition at the time of the interview.

The Explorer driver will be cited for failure to yield, Hale said. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Units from the St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the accident.

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

  • redrocker October 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    But were they wearing helmets?

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