News short: Running red light yields twisted metal

ST. GEORGE – Running a red light resulted in twisted metal and vehicle tows for two motorists in St. George Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:10 p.m., St. George Police officers and other responders were sent to the intersection of St. George Boulevard and Bluff Street where the collision had occurred.

Aftermath of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of St. George Boulevard and Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Aftermath of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of St. George Boulevard and Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

A Subaru Outback had been southbound on Bluff Street and ran the red light at St. George Boulevard. This resulted in a collision with a westbound Honda SUV moving though the intersection toward the old airport, the Ridge Top Complex, St. George Police officer Colby Carter said.

The collision caused the Honda to spin around in the intersection, said Jonathan Hummel, who witnessed the results of the incident.

As for the Subaru, it ended up going onto the old Airport Road where it went partially off the road and onto the curb before coming to a stop, Hummel said.

The driver of the Honda was able to get the vehicle into the Smith’s grocery story parking lot and out of the roadway.

Both vehicles sustained significant front-end damage. Airbags deployed in both vehicles and only minor scrapes were reported by the drivers. Both vehicles were towed.

The driver of the Subaru Outback was cited for running the red light.

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

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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  • godisdead July 23, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    In a Salt Lake Tribune article, a few years ago, it showed how St George had one of the highest number of police officers per capita in Utah. Even so, I rarely see the police enforcing traffic laws.
    What do all of them do all day long?
    It seems that some of these freeloaders could be replaced with traffic cameras, which would more than pay for themselves.
    Speeding, aggressive driving, illegal turns, no signaling, and yes, running red lights, are common occurrences because there are no consequences.
    A couple of examples of simple problems with the potential of serious results that the police are always too busy to monitor. Every time “The Boulevard ” has a big sale, there are so many customers, they fill the parking lot and park illegally on the side streets. When the school at the bottom of mall drive (fossil ridge ?) has parent teacher conferences, the same thing happens. Cars parked up and down mall drive illegally parked. The St George police never enforce parking regulations, even with complaints and the possibility of accidents and injuries.
    The local police should be commended for the good they do but, their priorities should be adjusted.

  • .... July 23, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    And you’re nothing but a blowhard spewing out total ignorance because you know nothing about nothing. Here’s how I sum up your comment …ROFLMAO

    • Real Life July 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Do you seriously not see the irony here? YOU calling somebody a blowhard spewing out ignorance? LOLOLOL!!!!!

    • godisdead July 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Enlighten me.
      Tell me what you know about the local police and traffic enforcement. I don’t see it.

    • godisdead July 24, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I have yet to see any type if comment from you that isn’t a personal attack on others. Why don’t you change things up a bit, and share your opinion on a news story ?

      • .... July 24, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        I have yet to see any type if comment ! Lmao. Hey your brain is dead.try proofreading your next comment before hitting the send button ROFLMAO ! …..

        Personal attacks ? LMAO ! like the personal attack you just posted about the St George Police department ! LOL and that’s not to mention the other personal attacks you have made on other commenters LMAO. ! go sit on mommies lap and tell her all about it. ….LOL !

        • godisdead July 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm

          Obviously, the only joy in your life is when you anonymously belittle others.
          My point was that I don’t see any traffic enforcement by the local police. As a result, it can be more dangerous than it should be.
          Your response ? Nothing related to the topic.

          • .... July 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm

            Hey yourbrainisdead. Obviously the only joy in your life is when you anonymously belittle others for doing the SAME thing you do. Your response is just another ignorant and personal attack on a group of people because you don’t have to use your real name.

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