3-vehicle crash ties up busy Green Springs intersection

A three-vehicle rear-end crash in the Green Springs Drive intersection with I-15 Monday morning delayed traffic for 30-45 minutes, police say, Washington City, Utah, April 10, 2017 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A three-vehicle rear-end crash in the busy Green Springs-Interstate 15 intersection disrupted lunchtime traffic Monday and left two vehicles disabled.

Two small children and their car seats are handed up an embankment after a three-vehicle rear-end crash in the Green Springs Drive intersection with I-15 Monday morning, Washington, Utah, April 10, 2017 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Green Springs Drive just south of the I-15 overpass, Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said.

A brown SUV and a silver Nissan Acura were stopped for traffic, Kantor said.

“A third vehicle, a red passenger car, was southbound. For an unknown reason, the driver was distracted and struck the silver passenger car and pushed it into the front vehicle, which was the SUV.”

The SUV was driven by an adult male, Kantor said, while the Acura was driven by a woman with two small children in car seats in the back seat. The red Ford Fusion was driven by a woman.

“It’s a busy congested little area there,” Kantor said. He encourages drivers to pay close attention especially during peak traffic times.

“People just need to use extra caution and be aware that that is a busy area and don’t let any distractions take your eyes off the road,” Kantor said.

Everyone was properly restrained and no one was injured in the crash, Kantor said. Both passenger cars were disabled and had to be towed from the scene but the SUV received only minor damage.

Traffic was slowed on Green Springs for 30-45 minutes. No citations were issued at the scene, Kantor said, but the incident is still under investigation.

Washington City Police Department, Washington City Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the crash; Utah Highway Patrol and Utah Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control.

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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  • comments April 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    there was one backing up traffic by the new underpass by mall dr too. wish people would learn to drive in this town. And if it’s minor enough that you can drive your car to the side of the road there’s no excuse to leave ur car in the middle of the road and block up traffic flow.

  • comments April 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Both cars here are likely totaled. Curious why they didn’t cite the driver on the spot. Did the cop know him from the ward?

  • comments April 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    “a silver Nissan Acura” also red passenger car is the red Ford Fusion? little bit confusing

  • utahdiablo April 10, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Green springs busy?…..Naww, say it ain’t so…heck, let’s build another 1,000 homes down the street, plenty of room

    • Rob83 April 11, 2017 at 8:03 am

      LOL! So true. Hopefully they will build an additional road in there some where. Or those that know how, go the long way around..

  • mshaw April 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    The fusion was drove by the Washington city public works directors daughter so she probably didn’t get a ticket

    • comments April 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

      That would probably explain it.

    • Matt j April 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      I was part of that car accident and she was the only one cited so dont assume things , its just very lucky that no one was hurt!

  • Matt j April 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Im just really happy that everyone walked away okay and alive!

  • mshaw April 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Probably texting and driving

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