Woman says she didn’t see stop sign, man injured in collision

A red Kia gets towed after the accident that occurred at the intersection of 200 East and 300 South in St. Geroge, Utah, Sept. 14, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Gold Cross Ambulance transported one man to the hospital Sunday morning after another car collided with his in the intersection of 200 East and 300 South in St. George.

Just before 9 a.m., a woman driving a black Alero, with two passengers, was traveling eastbound on 300 South on her way to church. As she approached 200 East, she didn’t see the stop sign and continued through the intersection at about 25 miles per hour and collided into the rear passenger side of a red Kia driven by a man, headed southbound on 200 East, St. George Police Officer Jeremy Needles said.

The black Alero sits in the grass after the collision that occurred at the intersection of 200 East and 300 South in St. Geroge, Utah, Sept. 14, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
The black Alero sits in the grass after the collision that occurred at the intersection of 200 East and 300 South in St. Geroge, Utah, Sept. 14, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The impact of the collision caused the Alero to spin 180 degrees clockwise and then continue backward up onto the grass of the Temple Terrace townhouses. The Kia spun 360 degrees until it came to a stop just south of the intersection on 200 East.

The man driving the Kia suffered head and neck injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Needles said, and was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

“Everyone was wearing seatbelts,” Needles said, “which probably helped minimize injuries.”

Both vehicles were towed. The driver of the Alero was cited for running a stop sign.

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

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  • Christine S September 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

    So, she’s driving to church, like she would any Sunday, and just goes through an intersection without looking? 200 east does not have any stop sign from 100 through 700 – anybody who drives through this town should know this. It is not that “She didn’t see the sign” it is that she wasn’t paying attention. The sign is blatant.

  • Proudpatriot September 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Lady says she didn’t see the stop sign on her way to church . A sign she passes every Sunday and on top of that see did not see the other car…..reminds me of a country and western song called lord take the wheel.

  • Koolaid September 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Church services cause erratic behavior in some people.

  • bobber September 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe she was having koolaid withdrawals and was in a hurry to get the next fix.

    • Koolaid September 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Maybe her burning bosoms distracted her

  • Throckmorton September 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    So many folks ignore stop signs, and even red lights. They just ignore them. It isn’t that they don’t see them, they just can’t be bothered to follow the laws. You can’t help but see this every day when you drive around Dixie.

  • KeepCalmAndSheepleOn September 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    She must have been tired and not in her regular routine. The citation is unjustfied. Its not like she killed someone, right?

    • ladybugavenger September 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm


      • Coprqwn September 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        What is with you and fundraiser??

  • April Snyder September 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Well actually I was in the black car that was involved in it his accident, and you guys are all a bunch of dumb …. Stop talkin …
    Ed. ellipses.

    • S. Carter September 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      So did you guys make it on time to take the sacrament???

    • People watcher September 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      So YOU were distracting her? Were you all given citations? You can fight the ticket, btw. Use the ‘hurricane baby-killer’ defense: I was tired and not in my regular routine. I honestly believed I had stopped at the stop sign already.
      Case dismissed!

      • stop complaining September 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm

        you know people watcher that comment about the hurricane thing, that was uncalled for, that was a tragic accident, you must not have any brains in your head to make and compare such stuff, I guess your mother raised a rude insensitive jerk ,maybe you should take your head out off your butt and use your brains to think instead of sitting on it all day

        • People watcher September 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm

          Its not an accident if you look at the facts and leave ‘feelings’ out of it.
          She killed her baby and got to walk, and all she had were excuses.

    • bobber September 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Am I the only one questioning April’s worthiness here?

  • ElaineBenis September 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Wow negative people, how is it that you know that she is a regular church goer, that she was driving her regular route to her church, or that she ignored the sign? Way to assume and judge. I’ve been the victim in an identical accident to this, one block from home, where someone didn’t see the sign. I believed the other driver because I was there and saw her face. She wasn’t familiar with the area and missed it. Accidents happen and they really suck. Glad everyone is ok and that she wasn’t speeding. Also this is a great reminder to wear seat belts and use car seats no matter how short the drive.

    • People watcher September 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Wow Elaine , did you even read the article? Second paragraph, first sentence: she was on her way to church.
      Way to totally not comprehend what you’ve read.

      • ElaineBenis September 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

        You misunderstood my point completely. She was obviously going to church. Read what I wrote again and think really hard, maybe you’ll get it. People are so quick to hate on others in these comments, when they know next to nothing about what really happened, it’s ridiculous.

    • April September 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you

  • MmmBacon September 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The most dangerous driver on the road is the seasoned citizen in their golden years. They are like a wild card. You just never know what they are gonna do!! Totally unpredictable!!!

  • Real Life September 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    There does seem to be an abnormally high amount of distracted drivers in this area.

  • April September 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    All u negative people needa just shut up n keep ur dumb feelings to your self thanks you wasn’t there to even know anything bout

  • killjoy September 14, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    And how many of you have missed seeing a stop sign? Do you want to admit it or act like you are “holier than thou”. I know that i have missed an occasional stop sign even red lights when i was on a different route. Never had an accident from this (cross my fingers that it never will happen). I am Human what about you?

  • neighbor lady September 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    GRAMMER , PEOPLE. Have you heard of a period or a comma?

    • J September 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Grammar, neighbor lady. If you’re going to make obnoxious comments that don’t contribute to the conversation, at least do it right.

    • Dana September 15, 2014 at 5:47 am

      I do believe you meant G-R-A-M-M-A-R. But, it’s a good start for anyone aspiring to be the Punctuation Police.

  • Zonkerb September 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Well it was a simple case of someone not paying attention to the roadway and this is always the outcome

  • frank September 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Hey neighbor lady, I have bad grammer but at least I started with a complete sentence before a period. Which grammer rule do you justify your your first so called two word sentence? Why did you use a comma two construct it?

  • S. Carter September 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Well thats what happens when you’re rushing to get the “good seats”

  • YouAllMakeMeLaugh September 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks to all of you who make comments. You keep me entertained nightly. ZONKERB I am a big fan of your comments. Thanks to everyone else as well. Your lack of things to do as well in most cases,a formal education, keep me laughing nightly. Thanks everyone.

  • JAR September 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Call me out of touch but, I read St. George News articles daily to keep up to date on good writing on what’s happening in Southern Utah, where you can buy Marijuana close by, etc.
    It mystifies me how many commentators want to use the comment sections of each news story to blow their own horn with their (quote) intelligent thinking. I think a lot of you should get a life. Get married or kick the dog or something. One day, the editor just might pull the plug on ‘Add your Comments’. If and when that happens, you can write a letter to the editor telling her how racist she has become being raised in this Mormon town.

    • Patient September 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      that’s just so so funny but true forgive me for my grammar!!!

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