ST. GEORGE — Traffic was slowed on Red Cliffs Drive for just under an hour Thursday evening after two cars collided at the intersection of Red Cliffs Drive and 1680 East.
At about 5:51 p.m., a gold Toyota Camry, driven by a woman in her 80s, was traveling west on Red Cliffs Drive and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 1680 East, Lt. Joe Hartman, of the St. George Police Department, said. The driver of the Camry failed to yield to a white Chevy truck that was heading east on Red Cliffs Drive and the two vehicles collided. The light was yellow at the time of the collision, Hartman said.
Both vehicles were disabled and could not be driven out of the intersection, which caused traffic to be backed up until the scene could be cleared.
Traffic at the intersection was directed by Utah Department of Transportation employees and St. George Police officers.
Both vehicles were removed from the scene by tow truck, Hartman said, and traffic was able to continue as usual by 6:39 p.m.
The driver of the Camry was cited for failure to yield. She was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure, but it was believed she had not sustained any injuries, Hartman said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders and others on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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