Traffic collision sends motorcyclist to hospital

A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after collided with a car on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Nov. 30, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

UPDATE Dec. 2, 2013: The rider involved in the accident, an 85-year-male, passed away due to injuries sustained from the collision. Based on preliminary information it was reported the rider was not wearing a helmet. However, the St. George Police have since confirmed the man was ind indeed wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The updated story can be found here.

ST. GEORGE – A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after colliding with a car on Bluff Street in St. George, Saturday night.

Around 7:39 p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Bluff Street in front of the Hurst Ace Hardware store when a passenger car, traveling southbound, made a left-turn into the store’s parking lot, St. George Police Sgt. Albert Gilman said.

The motorcycle rider did sustain some injuries and was immediately transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Gilman said.

Traffic on Bluff Street was impacted for a time, following the accident.

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 A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after collided with a car on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Nov. 30, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after colliding with a car on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Nov. 30, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

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3 Comments

  • . November 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I was there, and he was wearing a helmet.

  • Timsalive December 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Yes he was wearing a helmet. The motorcyclist is very lucky and his helmet saved him from sustaining more injuries

  • GENE CARLSTON December 3, 2013 at 6:31 am

    HE WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND YES HE WAS WEARING A HELMET, I LOVED THAT MAN SO MUCH, WE ROAD TOGATHER ALOT O HOW I”LL MISS HIM, (ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD,2 CORINTHIANS 5:7-8)

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