Man taken to hospital after being knocked down by sun-blinded driver

A man was injured in a collision with a vehicle at the St. George RV Park Campground, St. George, Utah, Dec 13, 2015 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after he was knocked down by a green GMC pickup truck while crossing the street Sunday.

A truck hit a  pedestrian in the St. George RV Park Campground when, police said, he was temporarily blinded by the sun. St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2015 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
A truck hit a pedestrian in the St. George RV Park Campground when, police said, he was temporarily blinded by the sun. St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2015 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

The driver of the pickup was coming out of the St. George RV Park Campground on Middleton Drive Sunday evening, St George Police Officer Dave Bithell said, when the setting sun temporarily blinded his forward vision. He failed to see a man crossing the street in fro

nt of him and knocked the man to the ground.

The driver said he was only doing 2-3 mph when the accident occurred, Bithell said.

“I don’t know what his injuries are,” Bithell said. “I know he was transported and I did see some facial abrasions and some abrasions on his knuckles.”

St. George Fire Department responded to an injured pedestrian in the St. George RV Park Campground St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2015 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News
St. George Fire Department responded to an injured pedestrian in the St. George RV Park Campground St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2015 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

The pedestrian was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for evaluation.

As the incident took place on private property, Bithell said, no citations were issued.

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

St. George News Reporter Don Gilman contributed to this report.

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1 Comment

  • SteveSGU December 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Why does it make sense that no citations are issued when an injury accident occurs on private property? If it’s a crime, it’s a crime, right? (In this case, it was probably an accident caused by jaywalking, but still it would be nice to understand why the police don’t issue citations, simply because something happened on private property.)

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