Woman transported to hospital after vehicle collision at crosswalk

Police interview witnesses after a two-vehicle collision at the crosswalk by Dixie Regional Medical Center sends a pedestrian to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Nov. 30, 2012 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A female pedestrian was transported to the hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident at a crosswalk Friday.

The Ford Focus (background) and Dodge pickup (right) involved in the accident, St. George, Utah, Nov. 30, 2012 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Sgt. Craig Harding of the St. George Police Department said several vehicles were traveling eastbound on Foremaster Road around 12: 57 p.m. when the accident occurred. A blue Ford Focus stopped for a female using the crosswalk when it was rear-ended by white Dodge pickup, causing the Focus to be shoved into the female.

The female was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center with head injuries.

Harding said the investigation was ongoing and names had yet to be collected, as police were still taking witness statements at the time.

The eastbound lane of Foremaster Road was shut down and subsequently reopened around 1:20 p.m.

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5 Comments

  • Mike H November 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    The “Durango” would be a Ram 1500 I believe. The Durango is the SUV and the Dakota is the smaller pickup. I think it’s a 1500 based on the lug pattern, pretty sure that’s the half-ton. 🙂

  • Sandie Divan November 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t know how many times things like this could be prevented. The other night when I was taking pictures of the lights down town and my daughter, myself and my grandson was in the cross walk. Cars weren’t paying attention. My thoughts and prayers are with the person who got hit and the one who hit her. Looks like she did the right thing to stop for the pedestrian. People need to open their eyes and pay attention.

  • Rancid November 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Pedestrian bridges need to be introduced to the area in a couple key places, this being one of them, as well as over busy Red Cliffs Drive connecting the Outlets at Zion to the Promenade.

    • Alvin November 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      This particular ped crossing is working just fine, but today the truck decided not to pay attention to a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian. As for the Outlet stores, they have a signal for peds to cross at each end of the complex. If people want to run across traffic then that’s their choice.

      also, Ped bridges cost about 300,000 each to build. Or more in some cases.

      • DoubleTap December 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        @Alvin, so you feel that even if was 300K to build a ped bridge, it wouldn’t be worth it if it saved a life or two? Pedestrian overpasses save hundreds of thousands of lives each day. Sad to hear you infer that no one is worth saving if they need to cross a street safely. I’ll sure bet you were glad it wasn’t a family member of yours that got hit.

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