Drivers crash after turning left at the same time in St. George

ST. GEORGE, UT – A two-vehicle crash at a St. George intersection was prompted after both drivers wanted to turn left at the same time Monday. 

The collision took place after 4 p.m. at the corner of Red Hills Parkway and 900 East, located near Pioneer Park, St. George News reported. 

St. George Police said the driver of the gray-blue Prius was traveling north on 900 East and attempted to turn left onto Red Hills. At the same time, the driver of a red Jeep Wrangler was waiting to turn left on 900 East.

The Jeep Wrangler driver had the right of way, as the driver was traveling on the right side of the road and did not have a stop sign indicating their right to go. So it appeared when the Jeep driver entered the intersection, the Prius driver also did without yielding to a stop sign on their end, causing both automobiles to collide. 

The Prius driver will be cited for not stopping at the stop sign. Both drivers escaped without injuries. The Prius blocked an eastbound lane for 10 minutes before it was moved to the side of the road. 

First responders were dispatched to conduct aid and help with clearance. However, they were not needed as both drivers were able to leave on their own accord. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.