ST. GEORGE – A collision at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Dixie Downs Drive Monday evening resulted in one of the vehicles involved being impounded by police.
Around 7:40 p.m., St. George Police officers and other responders were sent to the intersection following the report of a two-vehicle collision on Sunset Boulevard involving a Saturn SUV and Geo Prism.
Both vehicles were driven by women with some passengers in each car, St. George Police Sgt. Johnny Heppler said.
The accident occurred when the driver of the Saturn SUV mistakenly thought she had the right of way on a left turn through the intersection, Heppler said.
The SUV had been southbound on Dixie Down Drive and stopped in the left turn lane at the light.
Green lights for traffic continuing through to Dixie Drive turned green, but the signal for traffic to turn left onto Sunset Boulevard had not.
Believing she was able to turn left, the driver took the SUV into a left turn and collided with the Geo Prism which had been northbound from Dixie Drive moving toward Dixie Downs Drive.
The impact did not cause airbags to deploy and only minor injuries were experienced by some of those involved, Heppler said. One woman, a passenger in the Geo, received a minor laceration to her forehead when she hit the windshield, he said.
No one required transport to the hospital by ambulance.
Both cars temporarily blocked a part of the intersection and were able to be moved into the Maverik gas station parking lot while officers and others tended to the scene.
The driver of the Saturn SUV was cited for failure to yield the right of way and also failing to have proof of registration and insurance for the vehicle, Heppler said. That resulted in the SUV being impounded while the Geo Prism was towed from 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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