ST. GEORGE — One woman was transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a collision occurred at the intersection of 1000 East and St. George Boulevard.
At about 12:15 p.m., a woman driving a red Toyota passenger car was traveling eastbound on St. George Boulevard and had merged into the left turning lane to head north on 1000 East. The yellow arrow was flashing, signifying for left-turn travel to yield, St. George Police Capt. Gordon McCracken said.
At the same time, a woman driving a white Ford car was traveling westbound on St. George Boulevard and, as she proceeded into the intersection, the red Toyota turned left and collided with her vehicle, McCracken said.
“Sgt. Fuller was in his car right here and saw the whole thing happen,” McCracken said. “That is a rare occurrence.”
Blake Rizzo, 18, said he was making a left turn when the accident occurred and saw the red car broadside the other vehicle. Rizzo said it scared him because he used to race go-karts and sprint cars.
Southbound travel on 1000 East — except for the right turning lane — and all westbound lanes on St. George Boulevard around the accident were closed for about 20 minutes.
Gold Cross Ambulance transported the driver of the red car to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Both cars had to be towed from the scene.
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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