2 cars collide in busy, crash-prone intersection

ST. GEORGE — Traffic was slowed in the already busy intersection of Dixie Drive and Sunset Boulevard when two cars collided Saturday evening.

Units from St. George Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a two-car crash involving a white passenger car and a gold passenger car in the middle of the intersection at approximately 5:47 p.m.

“I think it was just a traffic offense, that not obeying traffic laws,” St. George Police Lt. Curtis Spragg said, “which is generally what, what causes them and a couple vehicles just collided ….”

The scene of a collision at the intersection of Dixie Drive and Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Dec. 11, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News
The scene of a collision at the intersection of Dixie Drive and Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Dec. 10, 2016 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

Emergency medical personnel from Gold Cross Ambulance and St. George Fire Department examined all of the vehicles’ occupants, Spragg said, and no major injuries were reported.

The cars collided due to a traffic violation by one of the drivers, Spragg said, but which driver was at fault was yet to be determined at the time this report was taken.

See video in the media player top of this report.

Traffic was heavily slowed as officers directed traffic by hand while crews from St. George Fire tended to the crash.

Later all directions of traffic came to a stop as the wreckers moved the damaged cars from the road. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • digger December 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    They are All Crash Prone Intersections! Look both ways as you go thru the GREEN Light!

    • DB December 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I agree. We could argue about green left turn arrows vs flashing yellow ones, but that’s about it.

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