Failure to see stop sign triggers collision, sends 1 to hospital

ST. GEORGE – A woman was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 300 West and 400 North Monday.

A woman was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 300 West and 400 North, St. George, Utah, March 22, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
A woman was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 300 West and 400 North, St. George, Utah, March 22, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 10:20 a.m., St. George Police and others were alerted to the crash and dispatched to the scene where they found a pickup truck had collided with an SUV.

“We had a 2013 Ford F-350 eastbound on 400 North (and) the driver said he failed to see the stop sign and t-boned a 2010 Lincoln MKX that was southbound on 300 East,” St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.

While the driver of the pickup was uninjured, the driver of the Lincoln SUV was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center was examination.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene

The Ford’s driver was cited for running a stop sign, Hale said.

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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9 Comments

  • debbie March 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Since it was the driver of the car that was injured, i found myself scrolling and scrolling trying to find pictures of the drivers side of the lincoln.. i’m always interested in the various ways we’re injured in accidents.. it makes me think twice about so many things when driving.. anyways.. just a thought. i feel very leary now around bigger trucks.. so many accidents lately where the bumper of the trucks line up with car windows and cause simple damage to a vehicle and yet the passengers or drivers die.. i read that there is a 14 inch critical injury space between the door hand and the passenger/driver head… so if a trucks bumper and /or grill, bars on grills etc.. from the flush of the truck is longer than 14 inches.. they most likely will kill someone in a simple 25 to 40 mph accident, that amazed me. so ppl who have fancy bars over their grills, or bumpers that are high and long.. might wanna rethink all that. its really easy to make mistakes.. if i had bars on the front of my truck, i’d take them off. if my lift on a truck was such that it most likely would pierce the upper half of someones car door.. i’d lower it. crushing their hip is bad enough.. ppl that drive trucks have to drive so much more cautious… and yet i see rednecks.. (God love em’) dogging their trucks.. whooping down roads, trying to be all coolz and stuff.. whipping in and out of traffic.. they feel so notorious, but its not them that gets the smackdown so much in an accident.. anyways.. just some thoughts.

    • RealMcCoy March 23, 2016 at 11:57 am

      It isn’t just ‘rednecks’ that get the lifted trucks or put the grills on. I prefer my lifted truck so that when an open-book graduate eventually hits me, it’ll be them that pays the heavy price, and not myself or my family.
      Pay attention to the road and these negligent accidents won’t happen.
      If only there were a law against running stop signs…..

      • .... March 24, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        Why anybody would care that you and your family got involved in a traffic accident is beyond me. I wouldn’t care. and besides that it’s people like you that always cause the accidents. and it’s your natural instinct to blame everybody else instead of taking responsibility

    • David March 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Debbie,

      The driver of the white Lincoln was my 85 year old mother. She did not hear any brakes or tires screeching before impact, indicating the other driver was completely looking somewhere else at time of impact. She sustained 6 broken ribs and is still hospitalized. The side airbags of her vehicle deployed, but not he steering column airbag, so the broken ribs must have come from impact transfer through the seat and seatbelt. When I went to examine her vehicle, there were multiple pieces of the trucks front grill, including his front license plate, inside her vehicle.

      I can send you pictures of the driver side that I took at the salvage yard if you can give me an email. My email is jdl1787@gmail.com

      David

  • ladybugavenger March 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    After reading your comment, debbie, I forgot what I was going to say. Oh yes, here it is: with spring here and the trees blooming it’s hard to see the stop signs haha

    • RealMcCoy March 23, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Don’t forget how hard it is to see the stop signs when the driver is texting, scrolling through the radio stations, eating that burger, putting on that makeup and eyeliner, talking on the cell phone, looking at the passenger, or just doesn’t give a care about stopping…..
      Oh, and medical incidents- can’t forget about those medical incidents!

      • .... March 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

        Well no we won’t forget your a medical incident. we wouldn’t want you to think your just another mishap

    • David March 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      In this case the stop sign in question is on a pole by the curb, with no trees anywhere nearby. The driver was clearly either texting or doing something else not looking at the road ahead. My mother was the driver in the other car and she reports she heard no slamming of brakes or screeching tires, so the other vehicle did not even brake before hitting her vehicle.

  • .... March 23, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Yawwwwn

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