ST. GEORGE – River Road claimed yet another accident as a three-car pileup shook the community Thursday morning.
The accident occurred near the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive.
“A couple seconds (passed) and the next thing I knew, I was in (the other vehicle’s) bumper,” Wendi Norton, who drove the third car, said. “It just happened so fast.”
Though police and medical responders arrived shortly after, surrounding drivers and pedestrians immediately came to the aid of those involved. They notified the authorities, helped people stay calm and sorted the situation out.
“It was just great how the community came together,” bystander Gailene Walker said. “There were probably ten cars (that) stopped to help.”
Witnesses said that the woman in the second car had a baby in a car seat. Her airbag deployed and she was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The baby was not injured and was released to her mother and brother after receiving a medical check-up at the scene.
None of the vehicles’ occupants are believed to be in serious condition. And with the assistance of the community, the scene was cleared quickly.
River Road is fast becoming a common location for car accidents with high speeds and numerous intersections. Drivers, be careful and stay alert.
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