Teen hit, injured, crossing street

Emergency personnel respond to a car vs. pedestrian incident on North Dixie Downs Road Friday afternoon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A teenager crossing North Dixie Downs Road was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m. emergency personnel responded to a call involving a teen who was reportedly injured after being struck by a vehicle near 1230 N. Dixie Downs Road.

Once on scene emergency workers tended to the youth before transporting him by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

According to witnesses, the youth was struck by a white Toyota 4-door that turned south, off of West 1230 North, onto North Dixie Downs Road.

Emergency personnel responded to car vs. pedestrian accident on N. Dixie Downs Road Friday afternoon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
Emergency personnel responded to car vs. pedestrian incident on North Dixie Downs Road Friday afternoon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The impact launched the teen over the top of the vehicle. He hit the windshield before landing on the roadway, one woman who witnessed the incident said.

The woman reported seeing the accident from the driveway of Dixie Downs Resort, the mobile home park where she resides.

The woman also said that she observes drivers speeding regularly, despite the fact that two “School Zone” signs are located in the immediate vicinity of where the teen was hit.

Ryan Bates, another witness, said he heard a loud crashing sound and came running out to see the youth in the roadway immediately after the accident.

“There were several kids that were walking across, just ahead of the boy that was hit,” Bates said, “and two other cars pulled over immediately after the accident to help.”

Bates said he was on high alert when he heard the crash, adding he has felt that way for the last few weeks.

Just over two weeks ago a car came crashing into Dixie Downs Resort, striking Bate’s 1969 Mach 1 show car before crashing into his mobile home – an impact that knocked the trailer off of its structure and caused extensive damage.

“People just drive so fast on this street,” he said, “every single day.”

The St. George Police Department, ST. George Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and tended to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by witnesses at the scene and does not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • godisdead October 1, 2016 at 6:40 am

    So what’s the story here?
    Was the car speeding? A lot of comments from so-called witnesses who claim there is speeding in the area.
    Was the pedestrian in a crosswalk? Unknown.Nothing is mentioned in the article. Was anyone cited for being at fault? Unknown.
    There is little information about this accident. What’s the point.

  • .... October 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

    This is a tragic incident that almost cost the life of a child by someone being completely irresponsible while operating a vehicle. this area is a death trap for any pedestrian. I’m just glad there were people to help this innocent victim out and now will be able to be home with the family. to all those that assisted in this tragedy. God bless you all. we are so blessed to be living in such a loving and caring community.

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