Failure to yield causes collision on Red Cliffs Drive

The scene of a morning accident on Red Cliffs Drive between a Honda Accord and a Ford Fusion on Feb. 18, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
The scene of a morning accident on Red Cliffs Drive between a Honda Accord and a Ford Fusion, Feb. 18, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A morning collision on Red Cliffs Drive between the driver of a red Honda Accord and a black Ford Fusion resulted in both vehicles locking together and coming to rest on the opposite side of the street, briefly diverting traffic.

St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said the driver of the Honda, an adult woman, was pulling out of the parking lot at 2736 E. Red Cliffs Drive and attempting to make a left-hand turn when the driver of the Ford, also an adult woman, collided with her.

“The driver of the Honda didn’t see the vehicle approaching (and) started to make a left-hand turn in front of her,” Bangerter said. “They collided in the intersection, locked together and ended up on the other side.”

The driver’s side door of the Honda pinned against the Ford, and as a result, the driver of the Honda had to exit through the passenger door. Both drivers had minor injuries, but neither required medical care. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The driver of the Honda was cited for failure to yield.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department, Washington City Police and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene.

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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