Driver runs stop sign, resulting in 3-car crash

Police investigate the scene of a three-car collision at the intersection of 2450 East and 450 North, St. George, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries following a three-car collision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 2450 East and 450 North.

The incident occurred when a 2016 black Toyota Camry with a 69-year-old female driver was traveling west along 450 North, said St. George Police Department public information officer Lona Trombley.

Scene of a three-car collision at the intersection of 2450 East and 450 North, St. George, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

The driver failed to stop at the stop sign where the road intersects with 2450 East, Trombley said, and the Camry collided with a southbound white 2015 Ford Fiesta driven by a 70-year-old man. Following that initial impact, the Camry then also collided with a third vehicle, a gold 1995 Toyota Corolla that stopped on 450 North facing east.

“All three vehicles were disabled and were towed from the scene,” Trombley said.

The drivers of the Camry and the Ford were both taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation of injuries that appeared to be minor. Two bystanders at the scene reported the Ford driver was initially unconscious immediately following the collision.

The Corolla driver was not injured and remained at the scene while officers from the St. George Police Department investigated and firefighters from the St. George Fire Department assisted with cleanup.

The driver of the Camry was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign, Trombley 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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  • mmsandie December 6, 2017 at 11:36 am

    When are people going to avoid stop signs run red lights I think driver ed programs have to be longer and seniors review th3 rules

  • tcrider December 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I wonder why the city of Saint George doesn’t use their resources of cameras at traffic lights at many intersections and
    start doing automated citations for people running lights , stop signs, the hicksters making their black plumes with their
    little diesel trucks, (also known as penis compensators ).
    Other cities with limited resources for law enforcement, or other cities where law enforcement do not wish to be very proactive, prefer to use automated systems that are very efficient and generate excellent revenue for the city.

  • mesaman December 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Another day at the races.

  • utahdiablo December 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Who says you have to wait until the washington county fair before you can see a demolition derby….people either run stop signs or continue through red lights, long after it has turned red, I guess it’s not red enough….pos

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