1 taken to hospital after 4-car chain reaction crash

A Chevy TrailBlazer sustains extensive damage in a four-car collision on 700 South, St. George, Utah, Nov. 5, 2015 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An accident was set in motion on 700 South in St. George Thursday afternoon when a driver collided with another vehicle that was stopped, setting off a four-vehicle chain reaction.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., a woman driving a Nissan Armada was traveling westbound on 700 South, near the corner of 900 East, when she crashed into a Chevrolet TrailBlazer stopped at a red light.  St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said the impact pushed the TrailBlazer into a red Ford Explorer, which, in turn, hit a Chevy Silverado truck.

The Chevy TrailBlazer and the Nissan Armada sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. The Ford Explorer had minor damage and was driven from the accident site, and the Silverado sustained no damage, Trombley said.

The driver of the Armada was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George complaining of lightheadedness.

Trombley said the Armada driver was cited for following to close.

Traffic was slowed for approximately 30 minutes while emergency personnel attended to the scene.

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

St. George News reporter Ric Wayman contributed to this report.

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1 Comment

  • Common Sense November 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Was she messing around with her cell phone?

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