ST. GEORGE, UT (March 28, 2018) – Authorities have reported that a crash occurred at the intersection of 100 South and 300 West, in St. George, Utah. The crash involved two Hyundai vehicles, and Santa Fe (SUV) and a Sonata (sedan). The driver of the Sonata failed to stop at the designated stop sign and crashed into the right side of the Santa Fe. The impact was significant enough that it caused the Santa Fe to spin 180 degrees and sent the Sonata flying into a nearby fence on the northern part of the intersection. Both vehicles were taken from the scene by tow trucks. Police issued a citation to the driver of the Sonata for failure to yield the right of way to the driver of the Santa Fe.
According to the 2016 Utah Crash Summary posted on highwaysafety.utah.gov failing to yield was responsible for 16% of all fatal crashes on Utah’s roads. Additionally, failure to yield is the second most leading cause of all crashes at 20%, second only to following too closely at 24%. A motor vehicle crash occurs once every 8 minutes in Utah. These senseless crashes have no place on our roads. When anyone is operating a motor vehicle they must pay attention and follow the basic safety rules that keep us all safe from harm, including yielding when you are supposed to yield.