ST. GEORGE — Left turns are considered the cause of at least two crashes Thursday on St. George Boulevard and Mall Drive.
Just before 4 p.m., St. George Police and other emergency responders were sent to the intersection of 1000 East and St. George Boulevard where a four-car collision had occurred.
The driver of a red Buick Regal was westbound on the boulevard and moving to turn left onto 100 East, St. George Police officer Ken Childs said.
The driver told police he had been waiting in traffic and then made the turn in order to beat a couple of cars.
The Buick turned in front of an eastbound gray Nissan Cube. The impact smashed in the front of the Nissan and sent the Buick into a northbound gray Volkswagen that had been stopped at the light. The Volkswagen was pushed into a white Hyundai Sonata that had been waiting to turn right onto St. George Boulevard. Child’s said.
Police shutdown 1000 East between St. George Boulevard and Tabernacle Street while they dealt with the crash and pieced together what had happened. Westbound traffic on the boulevard was slowed as it passed by the crash, but there were no other major traffic impacts.
The Buick, Nissan and Volkswagen each had to be towed away due to damage while the Hyundai Sonata remained operable and appeared to escape any major damage.
No injuries were reported in connection with the crash.
The driver of the Buick was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, Childs said
The second left turn crash occurred at 565 S. Mall Drive in front of Smith’s Marketplace at 5:45 p.m.
A blue SUV had been southbound on Mall Drive and was moving to make a left turn when it collided with a passenger car. Police at the scene did not go into further detail about the crash.
Northbound travel on Mall Drive was diverted at 2450 East by police while southbound travel slowed as it passed by the crash scene.
The scene was cleared by 6:30 p.m.
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