Mismatched left turns on Red Hills Parkway lead to rollover

ST. GEORGE — A collision on Red Hills Parkway resulted in no injuries but left a Jeep badly damaged Friday evening.

Emergency personnel respond to a rollover in St. George, Utah, Feb. 16, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

St. George Police responded on report of a rollover crash at the intersection of 900 East and Red Hills Parkway involving a gold Toyota Camry and a dark-colored Jeep SUV at approximately 5:45 p.m.

“The Camry was northbound on 900 East looking to make a left turn onto the parkway, and the Jeep was westbound on the parkway looking to make a left turn, which would be south on 900 east,” St. George Police Sgt. Jared Parry said.

The drivers made their left turns simultaneously, Parry said, and the Camry hit the back of the Jeep, causing the Jeep to roll twice before coming to rest on its side in the southbound lane of 900 East.

Emergency personnel from Gold Cross Ambulance arrived to provide medical attention, but no injuries were reported by the driver of the Jeep or the five occupants of the Toyota.

“Luckily nobody was hurt,” Parry said. “The fact that everybody was seat belted probably really helped that, especially since the car rolled twice.”

A Jeep is towed following a rollover in St. George, Utah, Feb. 16, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

A wrecker arrived and pulled the Jeep upright before towing it away in inoperable condition with a displaced windshield and crunched frame. The Toyota sustained minor damage to its front driver’s side and was able to be driven away.

Southbound traffic on 900 East was blocked while responders cleared the scene. Eastbound traffic on Red Hills Parkway was intermittently blocked, causing some backup for motorists in the area.

Emergency personnel from St. George Fire Department also responded to the crash.

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

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  • Not_So_Much February 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    That is NOT a safe intersection. It should have safety improvements made or close it. Oh wait let’s get 150,000 more people to move here asap.

  • Caveat_Emptor February 17, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Perhaps the Jeep owner will rethink his suspension system. The lift kit raised his center of gravity so high that a “tap” from a Camry flipped him over. Not a smart design. This was a subtle warning, because if he had been driving at freeway speeds and made an evasive maneuver, a far more catastrophic outcome would be likely.

    • Striker4 February 17, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Yeah I do believe the Jeep driver just lost all his frequent flyer miles on this one

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