Passenger car collides with UPS delivery truck

Two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and Indian Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 31, 2017 | Photo by Christian Warmsley, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — A woman driving a Volkswagen Beetle escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when her car was struck by a United Parcel Service delivery truck in Washington City.

Two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and Indian Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 31, 2017 | Photo by Christian Warmsley, St. George News

According to Washington Police Department spokesman Ed Kantor, the incident occurred approximately 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Fields Road and Indian Springs Drive. The truck was heading northbound on Washington Fields Road, while the silver Volkswagen was southbound but turning east onto Indian Springs Drive.

“The driver of the Volkswagen was attempting to turn left and was struck on the passenger side by the UPS truck,” Kantor said.

Neither driver was seriously hurt in the crash, but the Volkswagen driver was taken by private vehicle to receive further medical evaluation, Kantor said, adding there were no apparent injuries to the UPS truck driver. The drivers were the only occupants of the respective vehicles, he said.

Both vehicles were disabled and had to be towed from the scene. The airbags on the Volkswagen deployed in the crash.

The female driver of the Volkswagen received a citation for failure to yield, Kantor said.

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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4 Comments

  • utahdiablo October 31, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    These guys speed like crazy everyday, everywhere here in southern Utah….driving a UPS truck is not a right to speed or blow through stop signs….25 mph in a residential zone remember? Heck we never ever see that happen here as to driving the posted speed limit, but you hit me or mine? I own you and a big piece of the rock

    • ScanMeister November 1, 2017 at 7:21 am

      Utahdiablo is reminded that the VW was cited for failure to yield. No ticket issued for UPS driver.

      • DB November 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        I’m with ScanMeister. Hard to not see a large brown truck when you’re scanning for conflicting traffic, assuming you are scanning for traffic in the first place.

    • .... November 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Maybe that utarddummy should read the article again eh ? everybody’s tough while hiding behind a keyboard and using a phony name

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