Car hits bicycle, no injuries

Car and Bicycle accident at 400 East and 500 South, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

ST. GEORGE —A car struck a boy riding his bicycle at the intersection of 500 South 400 East on Thursday at about 3:30 p.m.

A silver Honda Civic driven by a woman with no passengers was traveling southbound on 400 East and was making a right-hand turn to go westbound on 500 South. The boy riding the bicycle was traveling northbound on 400 East on the sidewalk and as he was crossing the intersection the Honda crashed into the bicycle as it was turning, St. George Police Officer Trevor Woolstenhulme said.

The bicyclist saw the car and thought she was going to stop; “she said she didn’t see him and there’s a collision,” Woolstenhulme said.

Gold Cross Ambulance Service responded but there were no injuries and no real obvious damage, Woolstenhulme said.

Citations were issued, Woolstenhulme said, however he declined to provide details on what the charges were and who was cited.

Kids on bicycles should always get off of their bike and walk across the street whenever they are crossing, he said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Car and Bicycle accident at 400 East and 500 South, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News
Car and Bicycle accident at 400 East and 500 South, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

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5 Comments

  • anothermom March 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I didn’t know it was a law for kids to get off their bikes and cross the st; especially by flood st. Can someone please direct me to the law or give me the statue number to look this up? I may need to advise my children so they do not get a citation because someone hit them with a car.

    41-6a-1106
    (5) Except as provided under Subsections (1) and (4), a person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power on a sidewalk, path, or trail, or across a roadway on a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.

    Well this is St. George where it’s OK for cars to run people over especially kids on bikes in front of hospitals.

  • JOSH DALTON March 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

    It has always been a law to walk your bike across the street, I know atleast at a crosswalk. I could assume like most people and kids on bikes, they were riding on the sidewalk. My wife hit a cyclist on a bike because she was riding down a sidewalk on Bluff. Riding a bike on the sidewalk is not permitted either. Both parties are at fault including the childs parents. It is thier job to make sure the kid knows the laws. The driver is at fault for not paying attention.

  • J March 7, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I witnessed this incident, and spoke to both the driver and the boy. Regardless of the fact that boy should have stopped and walked across the street, the driver rolled a good 5ft past the stop sign, and struck the boy in the process of “stopping”. Had she stopped AT the sign, he’d have ridden right past. She was not looking forward, she was already looking left to check for oncoming traffic prior to her right turn.

    • Just Perusing March 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Didn’t the article say that the driver was heading southbound on 400 East and was making a right-hand turn to go westbound on 500 South? If so, the driver didn’t have a stop sign to stop at. Your comment doesn’t make sense then, especially if you witnessed this incident. Perhaps you could clarify. Did they state the direction of travel incorrectly in the article?

  • My Evil Twin March 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Hard to say, since we all were not there, but the way the story is written, it sure looks like a case where the motorist is at fault. Wonder just who she is, and why the reluctance by the police to provide details about what charges were issued.
    Something stinks here.

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