2 women, child taken to hospital after 3-car collision by Costco

ST. GEORGE — Two women and a child were taken to the hospital complaining of chest pains Tuesday after being involved in a three-car collision near Costco in St. George when one made a left hand turn in front of another oncoming vehicle.

The collision occurred just after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East 850 North Street and North 3050 East.

An accident on 3050 East Tuesday damaged three cars and three people were taken to the hospital. St. George, Utah, Feb. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
An accident on 3050 East Tuesday damaged three cars and three people were taken to the hospital. St. George, Utah, Feb. 16, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

A red Dodge Caliber was northbound on 3050 East waiting to make a left turn onto 850 North, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said. The woman driving the Dodge Caliber started to make the turn but was struck by an oncoming southbound red Pontiac passenger car.

The impact pushed both vehicles into a gray Ford Explorer that was waiting on 850 North to make a right turn onto 3050 East.

The woman driving the Pontiac complained of chest pains and was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Despain said. Her passenger, a 6-year-old child, was also complaining of chest pains and was privately transported to the hospital as well.

The woman driving the Dodge Caliber also complained of chest pains and was privately transported to Dixie Regional, Despain said.

The man driving the Ford Explorer did not report any injuries.

Both the Pontiac and Dodge Caliber were towed away from the scene. The Ford Explorer only had minor damage and was driven away.

Despain said the driver of the Dodge Caliber was issued a citation for failing to obey a traffic signal. The Pontiac had the right-of-way, he said, and the driver of the Dodge Caliber turned left in front of the Pontiac.

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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