Driver runs stop sign; hits, topples vehicle

A wreck at 200 North and 300 West Tuesday evening sent one to the hospital with a broken arm. St. George, Utah, Aug. 9, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A female driver was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after she ran a stop sign just after 7 p.m. and struck another car, causing the other car to roll on its side.

A wreck at 200 North and 300 West Tuesday evening sent one to the hospital with a broken arm. St. George, Utah, Aug. 9, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A wreck at 200 North and 300 West Tuesday evening sent one to the hospital with a broken arm. St. George, Utah, Aug. 9, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“A silver Toyota Camry was southbound on 300 West,” St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. “(The car) did not stop for the stop sign, and collided with a westbound Subaru Outback. The T-bone collision caused the Outback to flip over on its left side.”

The Toyota Camry struck the Subaru in the left rear side, causing the wheel to be displaced and the car to roll over.

Holmes said the driver of the Toyota Camry was injured with what appeared to be a fracture to her left arm. Her passenger, Tanner Hughes of St. George, complained of knee pain but was not transported.

“I was looking down at my phone,” Hughes said. “Bam. That’s all I can say.”

The driver was taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for treatment. Holmes said she will be cited with failure to stop at the intersection.

The occupant of the Outback was not injured, Holmes said.

Both vehicles were inoperable and had to be towed. Units from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded. Holmes said an off-duty investigator was first on 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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4 Comments

  • .... August 9, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    This could of been much worse than it was

  • .... August 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I’m just glad no one was seriously hurt and there was no loss of life. Praise the Lord !

  • Bob August 10, 2016 at 2:10 am

    pro-level bumper cars–another top tier competitor has been found

    • .... August 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Go to the animal shelter and get a friend !

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