Site of frequent collisions tallies two more vehicles

ST. GEORGE – A two-car collision at the intersection of 100 East and 100 South Tuesday morning left one car disabled, but the pregnant driver of one of the vehicle and her two young passengers were uninjured.

The collision happened in downtown St. George at approximately 9:13 a.m.

A collision at 100 East and 100 South in St. George left one car disabled, but two children uninjured, St. George, Utah, Sept. 27, 2016 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News
A collision at 100 East and 100 South in St. George left one car disabled but two children uninjured, St. George, Utah, Sept. 27, 2016 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

“A white Nissan Altima was going southbound,” St. George Police Officer Andy Mickleson said. “That was the vehicle that caused the crash.”

The Nissan was southbound on 100 East, and the driver didn’t see the stop sign, Mickleson said.

At the same time, a green Toyota Camry was eastbound on 100 South, Mickelson said, but was unable to stop in time and hit the back end of the Nissan.

A young woman and two small children were in the Camry when the crash occurred.

Georgia Wilcox, who works in a nearby office, heard the crash and came out to help.

“There’s an accident here once a week,” Wilcox said while holding one of the young children that was riding in the Camry.

“I don’t know why this corner is so bad,” Wilcox said.

Wilcox said an ambulance was called because there were two children in the Camry and the driver was pregnant.

“I don’t believe anyone was injured,” Mickelson said. “They (medical personnel) checked them out as a precaution.”

A citation for failure to yield at a stop sign was issued to the driver of the Nissan, Mickelson said, and the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance 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.

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4 Comments

  • knobe September 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Sometimes it does seem like the stop signs get lost in the landscape ,
    Especially if your mind is on other things .
    Maybe it would help if they had reflective paint for night time and
    a blinking lite or 2 for day time ? ( a solar powered blinker )

    • DB September 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      I agree. Also, the streets are so wide in the old part of town that a stop sign way over to the right is barely within your range of vision. Yes, there is the white stop line, however. As they said on a 35 year-old TV drama, “Let’s be careful out there”.

    • Bob September 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      flashing lights and sirens and neon lighting for every stop sign… would be easier to just teach folks to drive properly and put away the phone.

  • .... September 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Yeah let’s blame all traffic accidents on cell phones

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