Car lands in intersection median after collision on Bluff Street

A Kia passenger car rests in the median following a collision at the intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street in St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A question of right-of-way led to a two-car collision at the intersection of Bluff Street and West Sunset Boulevard Sunday night that landed one vehicle in the median and both vehicles inoperable.

St. George Police responded to the crash involving a Mini Cooper and a white Kia passenger car at approximately 8:38 p.m.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a collision at the intersection of West Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street in St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2017 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

The Kia was southbound on Bluff Street as the Mini Cooper was making a left turn from northbound Bluff Street onto West Sunset Boulevard, St. George Police Officer Aaron Bergquist said.

The driver of the Kia told Bergquist he had a green light to proceed through the intersection, and the driver of the Mini Cooper said he had a yellow arrow, Bergquist said.

“At some point, they collided,” he said.

Medical personnel from Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene, but no injuries were reported.

The Kia ended up on the intersection’s median following the collision, and both cars sustained enough damage to be inoperable and were towed away.

The driver of the Mini was cited for his role in the crash, Bergquist said.

Traffic in the area was light at the time of the incident. While traffic was slowed as a result of the collision, it kept moving.

“This time of night on a Sunday, thankfully, wasn’t too bad,” Bergquist said of the traffic.

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

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4 Comments

  • mctrialsguy September 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Slow down and look around. Has everyone lost their common sense? Is there a brain virus out there consuming everyone’s minds? Wake up folks!!

  • utahdiablo September 18, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Yes they do have a Brain Virus….it’s called a Cell Phone

    • Icomments2 September 19, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Wow I didn’t read anywhere that there was a cell phone involved. Are we reading the same story??? I’m pretty sure I read somewhere it had to do with one saying they had a green light and the other saying they had a yellow flashing light… I could be wrong, but I don’t think so… And I’m pretty sure no cell phones were the cause of the accident this time…

    • darkgoddess September 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

      LOL, you are so right about that! They really do need to make it illegal to even talk on a cell phone while driving. They are worse than drunk drivers.

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