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St. George, UT (May 31, 2022) – Three cars were involved in a collision and were subsequently towed from the scene on the evening of Tuesday, May 31st when sun glare allegedly caused a driver to fail to notice a red light at about 8:00 p.m. 

An officer from the St. George Police Department said that a Honda passenger vehicle was traveling northbound along River Road. At that time, the light at the intersection of 2450 South and River Road was red.

Given the position of the sun at that time, the driver of the Honda was unable to see the color of the light and traveled into the intersection.  

Westbound and eastbound traffic on 2450 South had a green light, so a Mercedes SUV also proceeded eastbound through the intersection as did a westbound Toyota 4-Runner.

As the Honda pulled into the intersection, it crashed into the side of the 4-Runner which spun out, striking the Mercedes.

A juvenile passenger inside the 4-Runner sustained a non-critical injury. 

Two Gold Cross Ambulances were on the scene in addition to members of the St. George Fire Department and St. George Police Department. 

The driver of the Honda received a citation for failing to obey a traffic signal and a learner’s permit violation.

The three vehicles were towed and the intersection was reopened in about an hour. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Injury Crashes in Utah

Vehicle Collisions often leave victims with debilitating, excruciating, and even mortal injuries. The most frequent kind of injuries that are often produced in Utah car crashes include:

  • Injuries to the Chest and Neck: A collapsed or punctured lung, severe internal bleeding, cracked ribs, and damage to internal organs are a few other serious injuries that can sometimes be caused by vehicle collisions. 

Whiplash is caused by the sudden and extreme back and forth motion of the neck and/or head, causing tearing, spraining, and other injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  

  • Injuries to the Spine and Head: Head injuries are one of the more serious crash-related injuries. Vehicle occupants, even those wearing their seat belts, can strike their heads on the car’s dashboard or steering column, or be hit in the face with an airbag when it deploys. 

Back injuries are a relatively normal byproduct of auto collisions and can vary from spinal cord damage and nerve damage to paralysis and death. Crash victims might also encounter numbness, tingling, or pain in their hands, legs, feet, and arms for the remainder of their lives.

A seasoned car accident lawyer will be able to advise you on whether or not your case is being treated fairly.  

After being harmed in a vehicle accident that you did not cause, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case review and find out how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.