1 taken to hospital after tractor versus skateboarder accident

Emergency personnel respond to a tractor versus skateboarder accident, Washington City, Utah, Sept. 13, 2014 | Photo by T.S. Romney, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY – A 42-year-old man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center Saturday night after he collided with a tractor in Washington Fields while riding a skateboard.

Just before 8 p.m., in the area of Camino Real and Silver Falls Drive in Washington Fields, the man was riding a skateboard when he crashed into the back tire of a tractor that was towing a farm instrument.

“Then he kind of collided with the farm instrument that was being towed,” Washington City Police Department Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said.

Washington City Police, Washington City Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene. The skateboarder was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center to be treated for lacerations and to be evaluated for further injuries.

As of this publication, no citations have been issued in connection with the incident.

“It’s still under investigation,” Kantor said. “There’s been no enforcement action as of yet.”

Kantor said information is not currently available regarding whether the skateboarder was wearing a helmet and protective pads at the time of the incident.

“On a skateboard, you don’t stand much of a chance against a motor vehicle, so it’s a good reminder to skateboard where it’s appropriate to do so and stay out of traffic,” Kantor said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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13 Comments

  • Dwan Serrano September 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    We drove past this scene. Four Washington City police cars the big rig fire truck and the ambulance. .. really? You would have thought there was another shooting.

    • Mark Vinclio September 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

      what number of emergency personell do you guess is adequate when trying to protect an injured person while investigating what happened? just 1 unless it is your family I am sure.

  • Zonkerb September 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I hope the tractor is okay

  • Mean Momma September 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    42 and skateboarding? Is that considered a midlife crisis?

    • Koolaid September 14, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Only in the land where girls are expected to get married and have babies right out of high school.

    • paul September 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Odd in Utah, for sure. Most other places, not really. I still skate and I’m 30. Great exercise…well, if you’re not running into tractors all the time.

  • fekim September 14, 2014 at 4:11 am

    A farm instrument???? What is that? A cow bell.

  • Mr Marcus September 14, 2014 at 6:51 am

    We need more cowbell

    • sagemoon September 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Yes, MORE COWBELL!!!

  • Matt September 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Does anybody know who was on the skateboard? I live on that street and I think it’s my neighbor but I’m not sure.

    • Psalm144:1 September 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Yes, I know who it was

  • MmmBacon September 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    tractor=1 skateboarder=0

  • Mary September 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    So essentially the skateboarder rear ended the tractor ?

    Sounds like the old dude needs to practice AWAY from traffic !

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