Three-car mash-up in construction zone

Three-car accident at Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, an accident near the Bluff Street-Red Hills Parkway intersection resulted in three cars smashed in a row.

Three-car accident at  Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
Three-car accident at Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

No injuries were reported, but the driver of the rear car, a white Honda Accord, was cited for following too close, St George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said at the scene.

All three vehicles were traveling westbound on Red Hills Parkway when the light at the Bluff Street intersection turned red. The front two vehicles – another white Honda Accord and a white Ford Five Hundred  – stopped at the light. The rear vehicle, the Accord that reportedly caused the accident, didn’t stop and crashed into the Five Hundred which then impacted the back of the Accord in the lead.

Three-car accident at  Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
Three-car accident at Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

The rear Accord sustained substantial front-end damage and was towed from the scene, but the drivers of the front two vehicles drove off on their own.

The accident caused traffic to back up on Red Hills Parkway for some time while it was diverted through the westbound right-hand turning lane.

Though there is substantial road construction taking place in the area, it was not considered a factor in the accident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Three-car accident at  Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
Three-car accident at Intersection of Red Hills Parkway and Bluff street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

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5 Comments

  • bub January 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    the curse of the white honda accord

  • Mark January 17, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Here we go again, another “stupid” crash, not an accident .

  • spectator in the cheap seats January 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    The bigger curse is driving with HUA

    • Joyce Kuzmanic January 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

      OK, spectator in cheap seats, almost afraid to but we have to ask: What is HUA? (Google slang tells us it is “heard understood acknowledged”)
      Enlighten us? 🙂

      • philiplo January 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        Joyce, it wasn’t my comment, but I’ve always heard HUA to mean “head up butt” (with a different word for butt).

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