Almost head-on collision at intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside obstructs afternoon traffic – St George News


ST. GEORGE –A two-vehicle crash at a busy Mall Drive intersection sent two vehicles to the tow yard and triggered a traffic slowdown on Riverside Drive on Tuesday afternoon.

St. George Fire Responds to Two Vehicle Crash at Riverside Drive and Mall Drive Intersection, St. George, Utah June 29, 2021 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

Shortly before 1 p.m., officers and emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive in a two-vehicle accident involving a white Subaru passenger car and a silver four-door Toyota, all two partially in the middle of the intersection. block two lanes of traffic.

Saint-Georges police sergeant. Wade Johnson said all occupants involved in the crash were screened for injuries and were cleared by paramedics at the scene as only minimal injuries were reported. Additional officers were also called in to help with traffic control.

The crash was initially reported as a head-on collision, but once officers arrived and saw the damage, it became apparent that the impact was just off-center.

Johnson also said a patrol officer from the Washington City Police Department stopped and witnessed the scene until they arrived.

At the time of the crash, the Subaru was heading south on Mall Drive, he said, while the Toyota was stopped at the traffic light facing north waiting to turn left to head east. on Riverside Drive.

As the Toyota pulled back to make the turn, the Subaru continued through the intersection where the two vehicles collided almost head-on, causing the airbags to deploy and leaving both vehicles severely damaged and disabled after the accident, Johnson said.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation when St. George News was at the scene, but Johnson said: “What we currently know is that the two cars ended up at the intersection at the same time. “

All occupants were properly strapped in at the time of the crash and quotes will likely be released once officers determine which vehicle was involved in the collision, he added.

Traffic was little impacted as responders worked to clean up the scene, which had more to do with where the vehicles ended up than anything else as it left at least one lane of traffic open throughout. directions – something that rarely happens in an intersection that “has had its fair share of crashes,” he said.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and attended to the scene.

This report is based on statements from police, emergency personnel or other responders and may not contain all of the findings.

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