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St. George, UT (October 10, 2022) – A two-vehicle crash that took place on the afternoon of Saturday, October 8th near the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints left two people with injuries serious enough to require hospitalization after their SUV overturned. 

A Genesis was heading southbound along 3000 East, as the Honda was entering the intersection from 1450 South where it turns into George Washington Boulevard.  

The collision caused the CR-V to spin sideways and overturn, coming to rest on its roof roughly 10 yards outside of the intersection.

The driver of the Genesis driver was unharmed but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.  

The driver of the CR-V and their young adult female passenger were both taken by ambulance to St George Regional Hospital via ambulance. Their vehicle was also towed from the scene. 

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

Failure to Yield Accidents in Utah

A report issued by a private company that studies vehicle crash data provided by insurance providers reveals that failing to yield is the fourth most frequent cause of deadly car accidents and the number one source of injury-causing accidents throughout the United States.  

The leading causes of Utah’s failure to yield collisions include:  

Driving While Fatigued

When a driver is severely fatigued or overly tired, they might not have the capacity to give their undivided attention to their surroundings. They are also less likely to correctly judge distances and might fail to notice that another driver has the right of way.

Driving While Intoxicated

Alcohol reduces your reaction time and impairs your judgment. A driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs could fail to yield to pedestrians or other cars. There are also certain prescription medications that can hinder someone’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Distractions Inside the Vehicle

When a driver is distracted by something outside or inside their vehicle and, as a result, they fail to pay attention to the roadway, they could disregard the right of way of others. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that distracted driving is any action that redirects someone’s attention away from driving, like texting or talking on your phone, drinking or eating, talking to passengers, or using the stereo.

Regardless of the reason a driver fails to yield, it can cause many types of serious collisions, including side-impact, rear-end, and head-on collisions. Failing to yield at a crosswalk can result in dangerous accidents involving pedestrians and bicycle riders whose complete lack of safety features leaves them extremely vulnerable. 

After being injured in a failure-to-yield collision that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.

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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.