News short: Distraction allegedly causes rear-end crash

ST. GEORGE – A moment’s distraction triggered a rear-end crash Monday morning at the intersection of Bluff Street and St. George Boulevard.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., crews were dispatched to the scene of a minor crash involving a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by a 50-year-old man and a Chevy Cavalier passenger car driven by a 17-year-old girl.

“We had two vehicles in the left turn lane on Bluff Street wanting to turn eastbound on St. George Boulevard,” St. George Police Officer Andy Mickelson said.

The pickup truck was stopped; the driver of the second vehicle got distracted and ran into the back end of the truck, Mickelson said.

After the crash, the driver of the pickup complained of neck pain and was checked out by medical crews on the scene. However, no one was transported for medical treatment, and neither vehicle was damaged.

Mickelson advised drivers to pay attention and watch the road, especially during the holiday season.

“Look down the road several seconds to prepare for what’s coming up, not just the bumper right in front of you.”

St. George Police Department, 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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2 Comments

  • .... November 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I’m just glad no one was seriously injured that’s what is important and people need to pay attention to the roads and be prepared for anything. enjoy the holiday season and festivities and be careful out there.

  • mmsandie November 28, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Every time you read about an accident it’s a 16-17 yr old.. What wring with driver Ed?????i stay off Bluff st for sure

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