ST. GEORGE — Two accidents within the span of one hour in St. George Monday resulted in three pregnant women being sent to Dixie Regional Medical Center for tests.
The first accident was reported at about 2:45 p.m. by residents of the Temple Terrace Townhomes, located at the corner of 300 South and 200 East in St. George.
St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said a white Dodge Ram pickup was headed eastbound on 300 South and didn’t see a stop sign. The driver ran the stop sign and was hit by a Toyota SUV that was traveling northbound on 200 East.
The impact spun the Toyota around, and it came to rest in the middle of 300 South. The truck, meanwhile, continued eastbound and jumped the curb into the driveway of the townhomes, clipping a tree, knocking down another tree, damaging a “No Parking” sign and finally coming to a stop at the end of the driveway.
Hale said there was approximately $1,000 in damages to the landscaping of the townhomes.
The Dodge truck sustained moderate damage, while the Toyota was a total loss.
The passenger in the Toyota was about 7 weeks pregnant, Hale said. She refused transport by ambulance and said she would take herself to the hospital.
No additional injuries were reported.
The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield, Hale said. All parties were wearing seat belts.
The second accident was reported at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
Hale said a Hyundai sedan was traveling northbound on Bluff Street between 400 North and 500 North. The Hyundai slowed down with traffic and was rear-ended by the driver of a PT Cruiser who was not paying attention, Hale said.
Each vehicle was carrying a woman who was 36 weeks pregnant. Both pregnant women were transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to DRMC for tests and observation.
The driver of the PT cruiser was cited for following too close, Hale said.
All parties involved in the collision were wearing their seat belts.
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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