ST. GEORGE — A woman and her 3-year-old daughter were transported to the hospital Thursday morning after a truck ran a red light and collided with their vehicle at the intersection of 100 South and River Road in St. George.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a GMC Sierra truck was traveling south on River Road and approaching 100 South, St. George Police Officer Derek Lewis said, while a Buick SUV, traveling east, was making a left-hand turn from 100 South onto River Road.
“The east and west traffic lights were green,” Lewis said, “so the north and south was red and the Sierra truck ran the red light, striking the Buick SUV, which caused the Buick to spin about 90 degrees towards the south.”
Both the woman and her child were transported via ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident, Lewis said; the man driving the Sierra truck did not have any reported injuries.
Traffic was slowed for approximately 30 minutes and one traffic lane was closed while crews cleared the debris and towed the Buick SUV. The driver of the Sierra truck was able to retain his vehicle.
The truck driver was issued a citation for failure to stop at the traffic signal, Lewis said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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