3-vehicle collision sends 3 to the hospital; driver cited for failure to obey a stop sign

ST. GEORGE — A three-vehicle collision sent two men and one woman to the hospital Friday afternoon.

A three-vehicle collision sent two men to the hospital on Friday afternoon in St. George, Utah, April 8, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
A three-vehicle collision sent three people to the hospital on Friday afternoon, St. George, Utah, April 8, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

At approximately 3:30 p.m., St. George Police and emergency responders received reports of a collision at the intersection of 200 North and 300 West. When they arrived, emergency personnel discovered that a black Jeep had collided with a gray Honda minivan, sending both vehicles careening into a green Hyundai passenger car.

The driver of the Hyundai, an adult female, was waiting at the stop sign on 300 West facing north, St. George Police Officer Dave McDaniel said. The Honda minivan, also driven by an adult female, was southbound on 300 West heading towards 200 North, and the Jeep, driven by an adult male with one adult male passenger, was eastbound on 200 North. The Jeep had the right of way, McDaniel said.

A three-vehicle collision sent two men to the hospital on Friday afternoon in St. George, Utah, April 8, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
A three-vehicle collision sent three people to the hospital on Friday afternoon, St. George, Utah, April 8, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

“The van ran the stop sign … Didn’t even slow down. Didn’t see it,” McDaniel said. “Pulled out immediately in front of the Jeep. They collided. The Jeep spun into the car (Hyundai) that was ready to turn, and the van spun over to here (the south side of 200 North) and they both came to a stop.”

The occupants of the Jeep were transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, McDaniel said. The driver of the Honda was also transported.

The driver of the Honda was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

The Jeep and the Honda were towed from the scene, while the Hyundai was able to drive away.

Northbound traffic from St. George Boulevard to 200 North was completely blocked for a short time, while east-west traffic on 200 North was diverted around the incident.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the incident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Email: dgilman@stgnews.com

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