Double-Ford T-bone impedes traffic on Sunset Boulevard

Collision on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Traffic on Sunset Boulevard in St. George was temporarily impacted by a two-car collision that resulted in one man being sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., the St. George Police Department responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash at 1300 W. Sunset Blvd. that was allegedly triggered by a driver failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Collision on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jaqueline Lerner, St. George News
Collision on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jaqueline Lerner, St. George News

“It was basically a T-bone accident,” St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said.

A white Ford passenger car on 1300 West had stopped at the intersection and then proceeded to make a left turn to travel eastbound on Sunset Boulevard, Triplett said. While making the turn, the white Ford pulled in front of an oncoming eastbound silver Ford passenger car.

“(The silver car) struck the driver’s side driver’s door and passenger door on the white car,” Triplett said.

The silver Ford sustained front-end damage, he added.

Both cars had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the silver Ford, a man estimated to be in his 60s, was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center after complaining of neck and back pain, Triplett said. He had no visible injuries. A teen boy was also in the silver Ford at the time of the crash but was reported injured.

The driver of the white Ford, an adult male, escaped injury, as well, but was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic.

The accident was cleared by 1:40 p.m.

The St. George Police and Fire departments and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

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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  • Bunny2015 January 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    World’s best drivers, right here in stg.

  • ladybugavenger January 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Were they insured? I like bake potatoes with my T Bone.

    • One for the road January 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Oh heck you like being T boned anyway. LOL! sorry but I couldn’t pass it up. LOL

  • One for the road January 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Dang tweekers

  • LeeryDriver January 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    This type of accident happens too frequently in SG! The exact same thing happened to me 3 yrs ago at S. Bluff and 100 South! He totaled my car, though. They need to make the left turn arrow stay green a little longer, and quit letting people turn left when the light is green for oncoming treaffic!

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