ST. GEORGE — After a car hit the back of a minivan causing it to flip over Friday night in St. George, police said the driver of the minivan is “lucky” to not have any injuries.
Before the crash, the Chevrolet minivan was driving east on St. George Boulevard and was crossing the intersection of 300 West at about 9:30 p.m., a few blocks away from the music blaring at the St. George Streetfest on Main Street. The driver in a Toyota Camry attempting to turn left onto St. George Boulevard failed to yield to the minivan, causing the Camry to hit the rear driver’s side of the minivan, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said.
The collision was all it took to flip the minivan completely over, Holmes said. The minivan came to a rest with its windshield on the sidewalk.
“No one was injured or pinned,” Holmes said. “The driver of the minivan that rolled crawled out of a broken driver’s side window. … It’s very lucky on a rollover to not have any injuries.”
The driver of the Camry was cited for failure to yield because he was the cause of the crash, Holmes said.
Traffic was blocked on eastbound St. George Boulevard and northbound 300 West for about 30 minutes until a tow truck could flip the minivan back over and remove it from the roadway.
The St. George Fire Department also responded to the scene. Because no one was injured, ambulances that were automatically dispatched were canceled before they arrived at the scene, Holmes said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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