Another left turn yields another crash; officer decries lack of patience

The result of a left-turn crash on Green Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 16, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY – An allegedly rushed left turn resulted in another crash on local roadways Monday.

Around 2:30 p.m., a tan pickup on was northbound on Green Springs Drive when the driver, an adult make, started to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Texaco gas station on the northwest corner of the Green Springs Drive and Red Hills Parkway intersection, Washington City Police Officer Ed Kantor said.

The result of a left-turn crash on Green Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 16, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

While making the turn, the truck collided with a southbound passenger car carrying an adult male and two juveniles, he said.

The juveniles were checked for injuries by medics at the scene and were found to be unharmed. The drivers were also unharmed. No one required transport to the hospital by ambulance.

Airbags in the passenger car deployed on impact and all involved were wearing seat belts, Kantor said.

While the truck was able to be driven from the scene, the passenger car had to be towed.

The truck’s driver was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, Kantor said.

“Just another incident of trying to rush a left turn,” he said. “It’s a very congested area and we’ve got to have patience that because it does get plugged up at times.”

This report is based on statements from emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • tcrider October 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    And the St George city planners want to put a water park very close to this intersection, what will it take to
    get the city of Saint George to realize that more businesses in this area will only make it worse? When will
    local law enforcement start enforcing the traffic laws of tailgating and no blinkers or running stop signs?
    Its a double sided sword, smart development and local law enforcement are the only things that can prevent
    With future population expected to grow two or three fold in next five to six years, there really needs to be responsible
    planning and there really seems to be a lack of both, local law enforcement and responsible planning.
    I can fully understand why local law enforcement would not be motivated, because of the super poor city planning, and
    I am not blaming just Saint George, Washington city has also been trying to pull some shenanigans with development, and
    am writing about the Washington city employees trying to undercut their leadership by making deals with udot.

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