Cyclist taken to hospital after vehicle collision

ST. GEORGE – A woman riding a bicycle was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after colliding with a car on Main Street.

Around 3:40 p.m., a woman was riding southbound on the northbound side of Main Street near 500 South. At about the same time, a black passenger car was pulling out of the Village Square subdivision, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.

The driver was checking for oncoming traffic before preparing to turn onto Main Street. As he did, he collided with the bicyclist.

Cyclists are supposed to ride with the flow of traffic, not against it as occurred in this case, Hale said.

When he arrived on scene, Hale said, he saw the woman who had been riding the bicycle on the ground. She was being tended to by a Gold Cross Ambulance crew. While unable to go into detail on the extent of any injuries the woman sustained, he said it was reported she had some bleeding from her head.

It was not confirmed if the woman was wearing a helmet.

The woman was subsequently transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for examination.

Citations had yet to be issued at the time as police were still processing the incident.

St. George Fire also responded to the scene.

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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6 Comments

  • Vauna May 26, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    The car shown here goes ripping through our complex all the time. (My family lives in Village Square). We’ve been very worried because our kids ride bikes or play out front a lot. I hope the driver learned to be cautious and I’m glad it wasn’t one of my kids that got hit.

    • Bob May 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      all the time? you could have taken down the plate and reported them or confronted the driver yourself. I’m glad u feel better that someone else was hit, esp since u did nothing… oh well, right?

    • OITNB May 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      You obviously didn’t read the entire article. The bicyclist was in the wrong by not following the rules of the road and riding on the wrong side. It’s unfortunate that this happened but you can’t automatically assume the driver did something wrong. I’m also not sure how a car can go “ripping” through your complex when there is a speed bump and the stretch of road is not even 20ft long.

  • .... May 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Yeah the driver of that vehicle is some idiot that needs to get a Real Life. !!

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