Accident involving 6 teens slows traffic on Main Street

Six teens collided, three in a silver Saturn and three in a white Honda Civic, slowing traffic at 600 S. Main St. near Smith's Food and Drug, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Traffic slowed down for nearly an hour Wednesday after two cars carrying six Cedar City teens collided at the intersection between Smith’s Food and Drug and the old Top Spot building.

Six teens collided, three in a silver Saturn and three in a white Honda Civic, slowing traffic at 600 S. Main St. near Smith's Food and Drug, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News
Six teens collided, three in a silver Saturn and three in a white Honda Civic, slowing traffic at 600 S. Main St. near Smith’s Food and Drug, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Cedar City Police and Gold Cross Ambulance were dispatched to 600 S. Main St. at 8:34 p.m. where they found a silver Saturn and a white Honda Civic blocking the southbound traffic lane in the intersection.

Each car had three teenagers in it, police Sgt. David Bulloch said.

The Honda was driving south and passed through the intersection when the Saturn, heading in the opposite direction, made a left turn before the road was clear, Bulloch said. The Honda had the right of way, he added.

The 17-year-old driver of the Honda hit the Saturn’s front passenger side head-on, causing the Saturn to spin around and crash into the pole on the southwest corner of the road in front of the Top Spot building.

The bumper of the Saturn flew across the corner and landed on the sidewalk nearby. Debris was scattered everywhere.

Cedar City Police officers redirected traffic until the wreckage was cleared while cars full of friends and family of the teens involved in the accident gathered at the scene.

Six teens collided, three in a silver Saturn and three in a white Honda Civic, slowing traffic at 600 S. Main St. near Smith's Food and Drug, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News
Six teens collided, three in a silver Saturn and three in a white Honda Civic, slowing traffic at 600 S. Main St. near Smith’s Food and Drug, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Each driver and passenger was evaluated for injuries at the scene of the accident, Bulloch said.

“One girl was transported by her parents, I know that,” he said, explaining they took her to Cedar City Hospital to be examined.

Bulloch was unable to confirm if another girl was taken to the hospital; however, friends at the scene said she had been transported by Gold Cross Ambulance and appeared to possibly be suffering from short-term memory loss. 

“She hit her head and she can’t really remember what happened — other than that she seems OK,” a friend said while handling the injured girl’s crying infant simulator.

The “baby” was part of  the injured girl’s school project and was in the crash too, she said. She agreed to supervise the “child” for her friend while she was at the hospital.

“There were no serious injuries to anyone resulting from the crash, Bulloch said.

Though a citation had not yet issued, authorities planned to ticket the driver of the Saturn for the incident, he said.

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