3 car crash slows Main Street traffic in St. George

ST. GEORGE — As dusk settled over the city, a car ran a stop sign and impacted two other cars in St. George just after 8 p.m. Monday, causing the intersection to be lit up brightly again with emergency vehicles and lighting.

A wreck on Main Street Monday evening slowed traffic for about 30 minutes. St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Jaron Lindow, St. George Mews
A wreck on Main Street Monday evening slowed traffic for about 30 minutes. St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Jaron Lindow, St. George News

“The white vehicle behind me, a passenger car, was traveling on 300 South here, traveling westbound,” St. George Police Sgt. Albert Gilman said. “As she came up on Main Street, she (the Chrysler driver) indicated she didn’t see the stop sign and came straight through the intersection.”

The white Chrysler that ran the stop sign was hit broadside by a northbound Ford Fiesta. The impact spun the Chrysler around and it hit a Toyota pickup truck that was southbound on Main.

“There are some bumps and bruises,” Gilman said, adding the most significant injury was some chest pain in one occupant. All occupants were apparently wearing their seat belts.

Traffic was slowed through the area for about 30 minutes.

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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  • .... August 30, 2016 at 5:23 am

    I figured once Ladybug left we wouldn’t have anymore wrecks …♡♡

  • tcrider August 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

    someone was watching her cell phone instead of the traffic, isn’t it a sin to lie to
    about how a accident happens?

    • Tracie August 30, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Maybe you should be a little kinder regarding my daughter. I hope to god if and when you have a teenager driving they stay safe and sound. Also the police checked her phone, NO USE of any kind … P.S its a bigger sin to judge others.
      Ed. ellipsis.

      • tcrider August 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

        Hey Tracie, all I did was make a comment, I am not the one that super highly inconvenienced the innocent victims of the accident, admit it, chances are or there was a chance that your daughter was checking her cell phone to see if there was any calls, you don’t have to be talking or texting, in order to view your cell phone, and also isn’t it a sin to swear??
        I would really like to know how much this is costing the other drivers, with picking up the deductible and the super inconvenience of their time, what in the world is so dog gone important that you can’t pay attention to the task at hand, or maybe the walnuts don’t fall that far from the tree.

      • .... August 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm

        Ha ha you got edited. !

  • .... August 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    sin ? the definition of sin is different according to which religion someone belongs to

  • knobe August 31, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I’ve noticed the stop signs at many locations are becoming lost in the vegetation & other distractions .
    Maybe there is some paint that is more eye catching ?
    Some neon or reflective paint that would get peoples attention ?

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