St. George, UT – Three Truck Pileup on River Rd Sends One to HospitalUtah Legal News
St. George, UT (April 29, 2019) – A multi-vehicle accident took place on Monday, April 29th that affected traffic in the northbound lanes of River Road. The accident is reported to have occurred shortly after 12:00 in the afternoon.
Officers from the St. George Police Department and other first responders arrived at the scene of an accident that involved a gray Dodge Ram pick-up truck, a red Ford F150 pickup truck, and another grey Dodge Ram pickup truck that was hauling a trailer loaded down with wood trusses that had all collided end to end near 3600 South River Road.
According to preliminary statements that were issued, traffic was backed up in the northbound lanes of River Road and coming to a stop for a red light. The driver of the Ford had slowed his speed to roughly 25 miles per hour to blend with the slowing flow of traffic. It was at that point that the driver of the Dodge with the trailer slammed into the back of the Ford. The force from the unexpected impact pushed the Ford forward in the back of the second Dodge truck and then off the side of the road.
St. George police have stated that the driver of the first Dodge was attempting to change lanes but did not have enough room. By the time he looked back at his own lane, traffic had slowed even further and he did not have enough time to stop. Road conditions were also wet so that contributed to the truck’s inability to stop in time to prevent an accident.
Each of the trucks had a single male is its occupant. The drivers of both Dodge trucks were unharmed, but the driver of the Ford was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment of various injuries. His condition has not yet been made known.
We wish the driver who was injured in this accident a quick and full recovery.
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