ST. GEORGE — A two-car accident on Brigham Road, east of the Pilot Travel Center, occurred Thursday afternoon when a car jumped the median and crossed into oncoming traffic.
At 4:36 p.m., St. George Police was dispatched to the scene of an accident after the driver of a red Chevrolet passenger car, traveling eastbound, crossed over the median and into the westbound lane and continued to travel a short distance before hitting a Buick, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.
The driver of the Buick tried to swerve, but the cars still sideswiped each other, Triplett said.
“We’re not 100 percent why (the Chevrolet driver) jumped the median and crossed into traffic,” he said. “She said that her vehicle jerked that direction. Whether that’s true or not, we are not certain.”
No injuries were present and damages were minor to the Buick on the driver side while the Chevrolet sustained two popped tires and damage to the front of the driver side.
The driver of the Chevrolet was cited for driving left of center because she crossed the median into the westbound lane, where she traveled for some distance before hitting the Buick, Triplett said.
Traffic was slowed and directed during the cleanup of the accident scene, which was attended to by the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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