Driver runs stop sign, causing T-bone collision at dangerous intersection in Enoch

Utah Highway Patrol vehicles, Cedar City, Utah, July 2018 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

ENOCH — The driver of a pickup truck ran a stop sign on Midvalley Road in Enoch Tuesday night, resulting in a T-bone collision that injured another driver.

Sgt. Ryan Bauer of Utah Highway Patrol said the collision happened around 7 p.m. when the pickup truck, which was heading east on Midvalley Road, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and collided with a minivan that was heading south on state Route 130.

The male driver of the minivan was transported to hospital by private vehicle for treatment. The man reportedly suffered a broken hand and needed a few stitches in his forehead.

The two occupants of the pickup truck, a female driver and a male passenger, did not report any serious injuries.

The collision is but the latest of several that have occurred at the intersection (click here for map). This past Halloween, two women were critically injured when a semitractor collided with their passenger car.

Read more: 2 women critically injured after SUV collides with semitractor

Wreckage of a Dodge Caravan minivan that was involved in a T-bone collision in Enoch, Utah, Jan. 22, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Christy Cheney, St. George News / Cedar City News

Because SR-130 is a state highway, the decision to add a traffic light or using other means of changing the traffic control at that intersection would have to be made by Utah Department of Transportation officials.

Enoch City Manager Rob Dotson said that two separate warrant studies for the intersection have been conducted by UDOT in recent years, but so far, the state agency has not deemed it necessary to make any modifications to the traffic control.

Dotson encouraged city residents and those passing through the area to use extra caution at that intersection and on other heavily traveled roads.

“There’s nothing that takes the place of conscientious driving,” he 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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