After driver runs red light, collision causes pickup to flip into parking lot at Santa Clara gas station

SANTA CLARA — A two-car collision left a Ford Ranger pickup truck lying on its side in the parking lot of a Dutchman’s Market gas station Wednesday night.

No injuries were reported after the incident, which occurred around 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Clara Drive and N. Canyon View Drive.

The green Ford Ranger was very noticeable to passers-by, some of whom posted pictures on social media.

The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old high school student who spoke to St. George News at the scene, said she was driving home from lacrosse practice with some teammates, headed west on Santa Clara Drive.

She said as she approached the intersection, she did not notice that the traffic signal was red and did not stop. 

Meanwhile, she said, a gray Ford truck that was turning left off of Canyon View onto Santa Clara proceeded into the intersection at the same time and grazed the front end of the Ranger.

The driver reported that the minor collision caused the Ranger to spin, hit the curb and flip over onto its side.  

Santa Clara-Ivins police personnel responded to the scene, where drivers of both vehicles made reports. The gray Ford truck had no visible damage and driver was able to operate the vehicle and leave the scene.

The Ford Ranger remained at Dutchman’s as of 7:20 p.m., when a trailer arrived to help tip it back over and haul it away. The incident did not cause any traffic disruption.

This report is based on eyewitness statements and may not include the full scope of the investigation into the collision.

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