LAVERKIN – Road construction-related traffic congestion played a role in another accident on State Street in LaVerkin Friday, resulting in two people being transported to the hospital.
The accident happened near the intersection of 200 South and State Street at approximately 2:53 p.m., when traffic slowed down because of road construction and reduced lanes on the street, LaVerkin Chief of Police Benjamin Lee said.
Lee said the driver of a white Toyota Camry hit the back of a BMW motorcycle that was carrying two riders. The impact pushed the motorcycle into the back of a silver Nissan Altima, and the passenger on the motorcycle hit the back of the Altima.
Hurricane Fire and Ambulance transported the motorcycle’s driver and passenger to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Lee said he did not know what injuries they had sustained nor the extent of their injuries, but medical responders deemed it necessary for them to be taken to the hospital.
Lee said the two riders on the motorcycle were wearing safety gear.
No other injuries were reported to police as a result of the collision.
The incident caused more traffic delays on State Street, as deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office rerouted traffic from the scene of the accident around 300 South and Center Street. Lee said traffic was rerouted and slowed for about 45 minutes.
The Camry and motorcycle had to be towed from the scene. Since the Altima’s damage was mostly contained to the rear bumper, the driver was able to drive the car from the scene.
Lee said he did not have exact numbers on how many accidents have happened since road construction began on State Street, but he guessed that most of the 15 accidents that happened in LaVerkin last month were at that area.
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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