Drivers injured in Riverside Drive crash

ST. GEORGE – One woman was taken to the hospital following a vehicle collision on Riverside Drive Monday morning.

St. George Police officers, firefighters and medics from Gold Cross Ambulance respond to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 1990 East and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 9:35 a.m., two vehicles collided at the intersection of 1990 East and Riverside Drive, temporarily blocking the right turn lane from Riverside Drive onto 1990 East.

A blue two-door car was westbound on Riverside Drive when a red passenger car pulled out from the stop sign on 1990 East at the same moment, resulting in a collision, St. George Police Sgt. Craig Harding said.

The force of the impact caused the blue car to spin around and the woman driving the blue car temporarily passed out after the airbags inflated, he said.

“It appears to be a failure to yield crash,” Harding said, “which will be the citation that is issued in this particular incident.”

The driver of the red car will be receiving that citation, he added.

The woman driving the red car had to be extricated from the car by firefighters responding to the scene and was loaded into a waiting ambulance. She appeared to be conscious and alert, though had a bandage wrapped across her forehead.

St. George Police officers, firefighters and medics from Gold Cross Ambulance respond to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 1990 East and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The woman driving the red car received a cut on her head in the crash, Harding said. She was subsequently transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The woman who drove the blue car was visibly shaken and helped over to a nearby car by friends who had arrived at the scene to help her.

“When you are at an intersection, look left, right, and left again to make sure that it is clear before you go past the stop sign,” Harding said.

St. George Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.

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

  • utahdiablo March 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Another day, another bunch of crashes….hey, maybe we shouldn’t have a open book drivers license test anymore?… Just wait until we have another 2 – 3,000 more homes here, oh what fun on the roadways!! :>)

  • Have3bratz March 7, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I have an idea to go along with the look left then right then left again!!! HOW BOUT PEOPLE IN THESE FREAKIN TOWNS JUST STOP AT THE STOP SIGNS FOR A CHANGE THEN DO THE LOOKING BOTH WAYS!!! It’s unbelievable how people don’t stop and when they get into an accident they want to blame the other person that had the right of way!!! I don’t mind the open book, its the how did you get your lic in the first place I have an issue with!!! These people are worse than Cali drivers!!! And I learn how to drive in CA. and I’m scared of driving here… The police do it too all the time but hey it’s ok they’re they police right??? I live by a school that has not one school sign and I also live right across from a stop sign with a cross walk and the people never stop and let what kids do cross there cross first cause they don’t stop!!! I’m surprised there hasn’t been an accident there already!!! But give it time its bound to happen!!! I stop all the time because my cargo is very precious to me and they mean the world and I’m not about to be careless when I have them aboard!!! Thank you for letting me rant alittle!!!?

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