Pedestrian struck by car near Deseret Industries

Paramedics load a man into an ambulance after he was hit in a crosswalk on Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Sept. 5, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with leg injuries after being struck by a car on Red Cliffs Drive late Saturday afternoon.

The man was crossing the street at 2450 East near Deseret Industries when he was struck by a car driven by a 19-year-old woman who was waiting to turn right onto Red Cliffs Drive.

Paramedics and fire department personnel treat a man clipped by a car Saturday afternoon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 5, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Paramedics and Fire Department personnel treat a man who was clipped by a car, St. George, Utah, Sept. 5, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“She was watching for eastbound traffic and didn’t notice a pedestrian that had walked up,” St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said, adding the driver started moving forward at about 5 mph and clipped the man, who was walking west.

The pedestrian, a man in his mid-30s, suffered non-life-threatening leg injuries, Williams said, and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

Traffic through the busy intersection was slowed to one lane on the eastbound side of the street for about 45 minutes while the pedestrian was treated and readied for transport and the incident was investigated.

The driver of the car was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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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1 Comment

  • Dexter September 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    That’s typical of the drivers here in St George. most of the drivers here think that pedestrians don’t have any rights. there are pedestrians being hit in crosswalks here constantly.

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