ST. GEORGE – A motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after crashing his bike on Riverside Drive in St. George.
“The driver was not wearing a helmet and did sustain some pretty significant injuries as far as cuts, bruises, abrasions – just basically some pretty good road rash,” St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.
The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. near 2990 E. Riverside Drive. The motorcycle rider was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive when the car in front of him began slowing down to make a turn, Despain said. The man riding the motorcycle hit his brakes but his brakes locked up, and the motorcycle tipped over and slid.
“Nobody else (was) involved in the accident,” Despain said.
The motorcyclist was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
The motorcycle sustained what appeared to be cosmetic damage and was removed from the scene in a cargo trailer.
As this report is published, no citations have been issued in connection with the accident. Despain said it appears it was just an unfortunate incident and no one was at fault.
“It appears that in this one, no citations will be issued,” he 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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