ST. GEORGE, UTAH (May 22, 2018) – The authorities reported a teen driver, turning left t-boned another vehicle, injuring in 2 on Tuesday.
According to the St. George Police Sgt. Choli Ence, the teen driver was delivering pizza in a passenger vehicle when turning left on N. 3050 E. and failed to notice oncoming traffic. She turned and t-boned the passenger side of a Buick Lacrosse. The Buick lurched off the road over a curb and stopped against a tree. The teen driver was cited for “improper lookout.”
The two occupants of the Buick were seriously injured, one being 76 years old. They were taken to the Dixie Regional Medical in St. George by Gold Cross Ambulance. The teen driver was not injured.
The teen driver is at-fault for the injuries sustained by the occupants of the Buick Lacrosse. According to Utah law the injured occupants have a right to make a claim against the girl or her insurance for their injuries, vehicle damage and loss of enjoyment of life.
According to the 2016 Utah Crash Summary posted on highwaysafety.utah.gov a motor vehicle crash occurs once every 8 minutes in Utah and 19.2% of these are caused by failing to yeild. 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 maintaining all diligence and avoiding any distractions while driving.