ST. GEORGE – A two-vehicle collision Monday morning was allegedly caused by one driver trying to hurry through a yellow light.
The crash occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of Mall Drive and 3000 East.
“A white pickup with a green turn arrow on Mall Drive turning onto Sandia, or 3000 East,” St. George Police Officer Andy Mickelson said, “when a blue Dodge Caliber rushed through the intersection and caused the collision.”
The 2000 Ford F-150 was traveling east and making a turn to the north onto Sandia, while the 2007 Dodge Caliber was traveling west on South Mall Drive.
Two older women in the Caliber were injured and were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. The women’s injuries did not appear to be serious, Mickelson said.
Airbags in the Ford F-150 deployed but not in the Dodge Caliber, Mickelson said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
A citation will likely be issued to the driver of the Dodge for failure to obey a traffic control device, Mickelson said.
“Don’t rush through a yellow light,” he said. “If the light turns yellow, and you can slow to stop, slow and stop.”
“It’s going to cost you a couple of minutes extra, but it’s not worth trying to rush through and cause a collision.”
St. George Police, Gold Cross Ambulance and St. George Fire Department 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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