ST. GEORGE – Traffic slowed to a crawl on Bluff Street in St. George Wednesday afternoon after five vehicles traveling northbound collided as a result of one vehicle following too closely.
“The vehicle that caused the accident was following too closely to the vehicle in front of it,” St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said. “That caused the car that got hit to run into the car in front of it, and that third vehicle hit the car in front of that one.”
A fifth vehicle, also following too closely, then ran into the back of the car that initially caused the accident.
Traffic in the northbound lane was slowed as emergency responders attended to the accident scene.
Damage was minimal to most of the vehicles involved, Despain said, and only a red Hyundai had to be towed from the scene. The other vehicles were driven to a nearby parking lot, where police officers sorted out the details.
The driver who initially caused the accident was cited for following too closely, and the driver of the fifth vehicle was also cited. No injuries were reported at the time of this publication.
The St. George Police Department and St. George Fire Department responded to the accident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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