15-year-old girl struck by SUV, transported to hospital

ST. GEORGE — A 15-year-old girl was transported to the hospital early Tuesday morning after she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike in St. George.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 15-year-old girl riding her bike and a 47-year-old woman driving a silver 2010 GMC Terrain SUV simultaneously came upon a crosswalk on 100 North Dixie Drive, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

The 15-year-old girl told police she thought the driver of the GMC SUV had stopped for her so she proceeded across the crosswalk.

However, the driver of the SUV told police she didn’t see the girl, Trombley said.

The two proceeded to go at the same time and subsequently collided. As a result, Trombley said the front wheel of the SUV ran over the 15-year-old girl’s lower-right leg.

The girl was transported via Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for minor injuries.

Trombley said the driver of the GMC Terrain was issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to always look both ways before entering a crosswalk.

“If you can,” Trombley said, “look the driver in the eye to make sure they see you.”

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

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10 Comments

  • DB November 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Six thirty in the morning, dark, thank you daylight savings time…

    • RealMcCoy November 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      That has more to do with the position of the earth and the sun…
      You going to thank daylight savings time when you get that extra hour of sleep next week?

      Also note: The article doesn’t state if the girl was riding her bike or walking her bike across the crosswalk.

      • Kayla November 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        This was my friend who was in the crash she said she was riding her bike across and they got the hour wrong is was more around 7:30 because thats when her bus leaves, but she is fine the driver ran over her ancle and now she has a sprained ancle.

        • .... November 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

          Well at least its not a life threatening injury but better if it didn’t happen at all

        • RealMcCoy November 2, 2016 at 11:09 am

          Hope she heals up quickly!

      • .... November 2, 2016 at 1:41 am

        Nope

      • DB November 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

        Doesn’t matter. It was 0630 and it was dark. Living at the western end of our time zone is a challenge this time of year.

    • .... November 2, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Yep

  • Bob November 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Come on Dump! This where we need ur lil messages of optimism and hope! where u at? lol

  • Be Happy November 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thanks Kayla.

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