3 transported to hospital after collision between two vehicles in Washington City – St George News

THE CITY OF WASHINGTON — Three people were taken to hospital after a collision between two cars at 1100 E. Telegraph St. on Thursday afternoon.

The scene of a two-car collision at 1100 East Telegraph Street, Washington City, Utah, June 2, 2022 | Photo by Alysha Lundgren, St. George News

A silver Toyota and a brown Kia were traveling east at around 40-45 miles per hour when the Toyota swerved sharply ahead and collided with the Kia, Washington Police Chief Jason Williams said.

Police responded to the crash at approximately 2:52 p.m. Extrication was initially requested due to damage to the driver’s side door of the Toyota, but responders were able to open it unassisted and remove the driver from the vehicle , Williams said.

He said the crash was the second in the area on Thursday and drivers should be patient as the summer months will bring an influx of traffic.

“Be careful,” Williams said. “Be aware of all traffic around you. If you are going to turn around, do so safely and legally so we are not in a situation where we have a major accident on a main road.

The Toyota driver complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing, a laceration in her arm and other unknown injuries, Williams said. A passenger in the Kia complained of chest pain and a fractured ankle. The driver of the Kia also complained of pain, but Williams did not specify the cause.

All three were transported to St. George’s Regional Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

Williams said the driver of the Toyota was wearing her seat belt, which had to be cut when she exited the vehicle. However, neither of the Kia’s occupants appeared to be wearing restraints, as both were found locked in an unused position.

The scene of a two-car collision at 1100 East Telegraph Street, Washington City, Utah, June 2, 2022 | Photo by Alysha Lundgren, St. George News

The Toyota driver showed no signs of fading but may have some confusion, Williams said, adding that the crash reconstruction team will investigate the cause of the collision. No tickets were issued at the scene.

Both eastbound lanes were closed while police investigated, with traffic diverted to the center lane, Williams said.

The City of Washington Fire Department and City of Washington Code Enforcement also responded to the scene.

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

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