Police: Distracted driver causes T-bone crash

ST. GEORGE — Police said lack of attention caused a failure to stop at a red light at the intersection of 100 South and 700 East on Thursday, resulting in a T-bone crash.

The vehicles involved in a T-bone crash at the intersection of 100 South and 700 East, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

A black Ford Taurus was heading west on 100 South, and when the driver failed to stop, the Taurus was hit by a blue Honda Civic that was traveling north on 700 East, St. George Police Officer Phil Lewis said.

“The vehicle ran the red light,” Lewis said. “The driver admitted to it, just wasn’t paying attention.”  

The accident blocked most of the intersection, allowing vehicles to travel along 100 South but completely blocking 700 East.

The passengers of both vehicles were wearing seat belts, and while they had some visible scratches, no major injuries were reported.

The driver of the Taurus was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic signal.

“Everyone’s okay, which is the important thing,” Lewis said.

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  • Carpe Diem July 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    His text said “Drive careful”….!

  • rickie July 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    If all passengers were wearing a seat belt why is there damage to windshield on the Taurus?? That typically happens when there is some kind of impact.

  • paul July 26, 2018 at 10:21 pm


  • Mike P July 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Gee, no surprises here ! A distracted So. Utah driver.

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