HURRICANE – A three-car collision occurred on state Route 9 near Interstate 15 Friday evening when a woman stopped to make an illegal turn.
“We had three cars going eastbound off I-15 near the Coral Canyon area,” Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Ferguson said, “one lady stopped to make an illegal turn to get to the Texaco station instead of doing it legally by the Harley-Davidson.”
As she stopped to turn, another car stopped behind her and a third car coming up from behind did not stop, rear-ending the second car which then rear-ended the first.
The collision occurred at 6355 West State Street (SR-9) at milepost 1, UHP Lt. Steve Winward said.
Ferguson said the girl driving the third car bumped her head, was seen by paramedics and ambulance personnel on scene but refused transport. He said she was standing and talking at the scene.
“She said she was going to take care of herself,” Ferguson said.
The driver of the first vehicle was cited for making an illegal turn and impeding traffic.
The driver of the second vehicle was not cited.
The driver of the third vehicle was cited as a contributor for either following too close or going too fast.
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