News short: Left turn triggers collision on Diagonal Street

ST. GEORGE – A collision at the intersection of 500 North and Diagonal Street resulted in two cars being towed away Wednesday.

A left-turn collision on Diagonal Street at 500 North resulted in both cars involved being towed from the scene. Left-turns are among more common causes of accidents in St. George, Utah, May 18, 2016 | Photo by Shledon Demke, St. George News
A left-turn collision on Diagonal Street at 500 North resulted in both cars involved being towed from the scene. Left-turns are among the more common causes of accidents in St. George, Utah, May 18, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Just before noon, the driver of a brown Cadillac westbound on Diagonal Street was making a left turn onto 500 North. While making the turn the driver moved in front of a Ford Fusion traveling eastbound on Diagonal Street, triggering a collision, St. George Police Officer Andy Mickelson said.

Airbags deployed in the Cadillac and no injuries were reported among the occupants of either vehicle.

The driver of the Cadillac was cited for failure to yield, Mickelson said.

Both cars requiring towing from the scene, which was cleared around 12:30 p.m.

Left turns are among the most common causes of traffic accidents in St. George, according to the St. George Police Department. Other common traffic incidents involve rear-end collisions and general distractions while driving.

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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Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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