ST. GEORGE – At 2:15 p.m. today Utah Highway Patrol responded to a two-car collision in which one vehicle was T-boned by another on southbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 3. This was one of two accidents that occurred at the same time on I-15 today, unrelated.
A man and woman in a Toyota Corolla were traveling southbound in the fast lane when they reported to UHP that they were cut-off by a white Dodge Neon-type car, UHP Sgt. Dan Ferguson said. The driver took action to avoid the Neon and ended up turning into the center divider, losing control of his vehicle and going into a kind of 360-degree spin right in the middle of the freeway.
At one point as they were spinning, they were actually facing west across the southbound lanes, Ferguson said, at which point they were broadsided by a white Honda van, striking the Corolla at the point of its rear passenger door.
The Neon-type car has not yet been located, Ferguson said, and the UHP does not have a license plate identification or better description of the car or driver.
The man and woman in the Corolla are from the Utah County area. They were wearing seat belts and air bags deployed, Ferguson said, including curtain side airbags which come down from the roof of the car.
“They have bumps and bruises, but right now they are up and around and doing OK,” Ferguson said.
The man and woman in the Honda van were injured but both were talking, alert and conscious, Ferguson said. “The man was already in the ambulance by the time I got there,” he said, “and they were tending to the woman.”
There were no other contributing factors to the incident, Ferguson said. “The road conditions were perfect – traffic today was a little bit heavy, typical of Friday afternoon traffic.”
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