Driver doesn’t slow down; 3-car dominoes

Aftermath of a three-car accident near 900 East St. George Boulevard, Nov. 27, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A triple-car accident clogged a part of eastbound lanes on St. George Boulevard Friday afternoon after a driver failed to stop in time for slowing traffic.

Around 2:10 p.m., the driver of a light-gray passenger car going east on St. George Boulevard failed to slow and stop for traffic ahead of him. As a result, the driver’s car crashed into the back of a pickup truck, police said. The force of the impact sent the pickup truck into the back of a blue car ahead of it.

“It looks like a pretty standard three-car accident,” St. George Police Lt. Doug Sargent said. The driver at the end appeared not to be paying attention to the traffic ahead and an accident resulted, he said.

The accident in the area of 938 E. St. George Boulevard. As a result, that segment of the inside lane of St. George Boulevard was blocked for nearly an hour. Traffic was still able to make it by in the outside lane, though it was momentarily stopped at times as officers and other responders tended to the accident scene and cleanup.

No major injuries were reported, Sargent said, and no one required transport to the hospital.

The light-gray car had to be towed away and the scene was cleared shortly before 3 p.m.

The driver of the light-gray car was issued a citation related to the incident.

Gold Cross Ambulance and the St. George Fire Department responded to the scene in addition to St. George Police.

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

  • tcrider November 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    another tailgator done gone. keep them gaps closed, we can’t let anyone make it to their destinations one millisecond before you.

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