News short: Teen struck by car while riding bike

ST. GEORGE – A teenage boy was transported to the hospital early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in a St. George neighborhood.

The St. George Communications Center received a report of the accident just after 7 a.m. The boy was traveling east on 160 South in St. George, riding his bike in the road, while a Subaru Forester was traveling north on 2060 East, St. George Police Officer Derek Lewis said. As the boy attempted to turn left, the Subaru hit him.

“The teenager was struck, they believe, about 25 mph,” Lewis said.

The boy was transported from the scene to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Lewis said he does not know the extent of the boy’s injuries.

“He was up and talking to people on the scene,” Lewis said.

Lewis said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and at the time of this publication it has not been determined whether any citations will be given. The teenager had not yet been interviewed regarding the incident, Lewis said.

“We’re still doing follow-up on the crash, so we won’t know (regarding citations) until we meet with all parties involved,” Lewis 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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11 Comments

  • DB October 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Two weeks from now, it would at least be light at 7am…

  • Koolaid October 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Is the story photo a picture of the boy riding the bike? Better get him off that estrogen fast!

  • Kelton allred October 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    This boy is my brother we are in Vegas he got life flighted with 7 staples in his head and broken collar bone multiple broken ribs and laceration to his spleen he is in ICU waiting to see if his spleen will heal it’s self if not there going to do surgery in the morn.. Please have ur pryers and help him get through this thank you guys so much

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Blessings to you and your brother, Kelton. Please keep us informed. You may email me directly: jkuzmanic@stgnews.com
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  • My Evil Twin October 22, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Sad. Kid made a mistake and he sure is paying for it now. Prayers and good wishes to him and his family.

  • Koolaid October 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Yesterday I saw a kid wearing headphones riding a bike through an intersection going against traffic on a busy street. He appeared to be oblivious to any crossing traffic, cut right in front of a truck. He had a helmet, but it was hanging from the handlebar.

  • tc rider October 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I ride my bike on sidewalks all the time because of two close calls of vehicles swerving accross bike lanes and one time vehicle hit curb right behind me and missed by inchess.
    Both incidents people were on cell phones and Alot of people driving around here must have very important bussiness too attend to, if they have to talk on phones while they drive.
    Unti law enforcment or some new technology comes out that will jam cell phone signals in cars, I will continue to ride my bikes on the sidewalks.

  • Kelton allred October 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

    He is doing better lost a lot of blood last night they took him in and ordered more blood they went and did surgery and put a coil to stop the blood flow to his spleen to see if it will stop he is a tuff little kid has not been saying sword just that he is sorry and never going to get on a bike again !!! So sad seeing this happin to my brother that is 13 yrs old and he has had everything done to him.. So we are hoping this fixs the problems but he has another 5-7 days if it goings good they have to do a lot of physical therapy so we pray

    • sagemoon October 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Poor kid. I wish your family well.

  • J. Meyer October 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for the update Kelton. My daughter knows your brother from school and church, we are keeping him in our prayers!

  • San October 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Prayers for this poor kid. What an ordeal, for all concerned. 🙁

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