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Both drivers cited following 2-vehicle collision on residential street in Cedar City – St George News

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CEDAR TOWN — Both drivers were cited following a collision between two cars on a residential street in Cedar City on Wednesday morning.

Scene of a collision between two vehicles on 700 West, Cedar City, Utah, June 29, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News

The incident, which was reported shortly after 10:15 a.m., happened on 700 West halfway between 400 South and 500 South. It was a yellow Ford Focus and a gray Subaru Impreza.

Cedar City Police Officer Heather Daynes said the driver of the Subaru was heading north on 700 West while the driver of the Ford pulled out of the driveway of one of the homes along the street.

“The yellow Ford (driver) pulled out and didn’t see the driver heading north and the Subaru ended up hitting the front of the yellow car,” Daynes told Cedar City News. “It looked like a head-on collision, but it was more at an angle.”

After impact, the Subaru continued north for approximately 150 feet before coming to a stop. The man driving the Subaru reportedly suffered unspecified minor injuries. After being assessed by paramedics at the scene, he was then taken to hospital via a private vehicle for further treatment.

During this time, the driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries, including abrasions caused by the deployment of the airbags. Besides the two drivers, there were no other occupants in either vehicle, Daynes added.

Daynes said the Ford driver was cited for not giving in, while the Subaru driver received a citation for speeding.

The speed limit on the road, as well as that of most other residential streets in the city, is 25 mph.

Both cars sustained heavy front end damage and were towed off the scene.

Second unrelated accident

In a similar but unrelated incident about three hours later, two cars collided Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of 200 North and 100 East near Main Street Park in Cedar City.

Scene of a collision between two vehicles at 100 East and 200 North, Cedar City, Utah, June 29, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News

Cedar City Police Officer Zachary Banz said one driver was trying to cross 200 North straight, while the other was trying to make a turn. He said investigators have not yet been able to determine which driver has priority.

“We don’t know who is technically at fault at this point,” Banz told Cedar City News at the scene. “We don’t know who reached their stop sign first.”

In this accident, the driver of a silver Toyota Yaris subcompact car was taken to hospital via Gold Cross Ambulance for evaluation. His injuries were not considered serious.

Meanwhile, in the other vehicle, a blue Hyundai Elantra sedan, the woman driving was not injured, nor was her passenger, a small child.

Although the Hyundai still appeared to be serviceable despite relatively minor damage to the front end, the Toyota suffered more extensive damage to the driver’s side door and had to be towed off the scene.

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