Bicyclist struck by car, injured on way to school

ST. GEORGE — A middle-school student riding his bicycle was struck by a car Tuesday morning and injured while on his way to school.

Reponders attend to a bicyclist who was struck by a car Tuesday morning near 100 West and 500 South, St. George, Utah, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

At approximately 7:40 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to 500 South just east of 100 West. When they arrived, they found a boy lying in the road and crying out in pain. Near him on the road was a bright green bicycle with bent wheels and other damage.

The car that struck the bicyclist was a silver passenger Chevrolet car. The car’s female driver had stopped at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, as were other witnesses.

The boy, who is reportedly a student at nearby Dixie Middle School, was loaded onto a stretcher and transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center. His injuries were believed to be minor, investigators said. (See Ed. Note)

Damage is seen on a car that struck a bicyclist on his way to school near 100 West and 500 South, St. George, Utah, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Lt. Jeff Bahlmann of the St. George Police Department said that sun glare is being looked at as a possible contributing factor and that speed did not appear to be an issue. No citations had been issued at that point, Bahlmann said, but the incident is still under investigation.

Damage to the Chevrolet appeared to be minor, including a dent and some scrapes on the left front panel on the driver’s side.

Personnel from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. Note: An earlier version of this report incorrectly identified the school where the student attends as Desert Hills.

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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger September 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

    It would be great to know if he was crossing the street. Was the student in the crosswalk? Bike lane? Riding on the street?

    It would be good to know if the student was being responsible or careless, for no other reason than to open dialogue of education of safety while riding a bike to school.

  • Rob83 September 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    3rd time I’ve noticed the car with Nevada license plates causing problems….

  • mmsandie September 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I agree with above comment .. So many kids fly across intersections with the regard for traffic.. At lunch Time the students run across 700 south at bluff to get lunch at restaurants. It’s do dangerous,mcon,t blame the driver either.. Sun glare and medical excuses are always used and people get away with citations and arrests.

    • comments September 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      ” At lunch Time the students run across 700 south at bluff to get lunch at restaurants.”

      LOL, and how do u know this? didn’t u say u never ever drive on bluff st b/c of the danger? lol

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