2 collisions within 20 minutes on Red Cliffs Drive; 2 taken to hospital

Gold Cross Ambulance responds to two accidents within 20 minutes on Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Nov. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Emergency responders attended to two different accidents within 20 minutes on Red Cliffs Drive in St. George Friday afternoon. One of the accidents resulted in two women being transported to the hospital.

Red Cliffs Drive and Mall Drive accident

At 4:21 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a two-car collision in which a white passenger car crashed into a silver passenger car that was waiting in the right turning lane to turn from Mall Drive onto Red Cliffs Drive. St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said the silver car was waiting at a red light and the white car behind it failed to stop, hitting it.

A male and female occupied the silver passenger car. The male complained of neck pain following the accident and was attended to by Gold Cross Ambulance responders but was not transported to the hospital. No other injuries were reported, and no cars were towed from the scene, Triplett said.

The woman driving the white passenger car was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal, Triplett said.

Red Cliffs Drive accident

About 20 minutes later, at 4:42 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a three-car collision at 1680 E. Red Cliffs Drive. The adult male driver of a Toyota Tacoma was traveling eastbound on Red Cliffs Drive when he attempted to reach for some change in his pocket and did not notice that traffic had stopped in front of him, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. The man hit into the back of a Chevrolet HHR, which, in turn, hit into a Pontiac G6 in front of it.

Gold Cross Ambulance attended to two accident within 20 minutes where occupants complained of pain after the collision, St. George, Utah, Nov. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
Gold Cross Ambulance responds to two accidents within 20 minutes on Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Nov. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

The two female occupants of the Chevrolet were transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Triplett said he did not know the extent of their injuries. No other injuries were reported.

All vehicles involved in the collision were able to be driven from the scene. The driver of the Toyota was cited for following too close.

The Utah Department of Transportation directed traffic and closed off the right lane until the accident scene was cleared at 5:20 p.m.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to both incidents.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • groanattack November 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Skip the high priced amusement park rides. Just drive around the streets of St. George for those puckering thrills.

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    It’s kind of like the adult version of bumper cars…

    • Zonkerb November 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Even bumper cars are to advanced for them

  • Dana November 29, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Does anyone proofread these articles?
    “…he attempted to reached …”

    • Zonkerb November 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      It’s that way on most articles. LOL

    • Koolaid November 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      That’s what a BA in Communications at SUU gets you.

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