SUV vs. motorcycle severely injures woman and boy

Life Flight helicopter over Bloomington, transporting woman and boy injured in SUV vs. motorcycle accident; departing St. George, Utah, for University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 11, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A woman in her mid-40s and a juvenile boy aged 8-11 were both transported by Life Flight to University Medical Center in Las Vegas this evening. The two suffered severe injuries when an SUV driven by a 63-year-old woman hit them while they were riding a motorcycle.

Sgt. Craig Harding of the St. George Police Department said the call came in to the department at 7:41 p.m. The accident occurred at 200 North and 100 West when a red Chevy HHR traveling northbound from St. George Boulevard appears to have run a stop sign. Harding said the  SUV hit the eastbound traveling motorcycle.

The injured woman was not wearing a helmet, the boy was.

Life Flight landed mid-block on 200 North and took one of the injured persons to Dixie Regional Medical Center. The other was taken to DRMC by ground transport. Both were stabilized at the hospital and then transported on to UMC in Las Vegas.

Investigation is ongoing and Harding said they are working to eliminate the standard list of potential factors, including speed, drugs, alcohol, signs of impairment, none of which appear to be factors in this incident but must be weeded out in the course of the investigation.

Charges are pending subject to determination by city or county attorneys as may be appropriate.*

 

* Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Dr Andrew White June 12, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I ride my motorcycle to work everyday. Even with armored jacket, gloves, and a full helmet, there is no real protection from people who disobey traffic laws. Running stop-signs and lights is dangerous for everyone. I wish drivers took their role more seriously.

  • Steve Robison June 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Accidents occur often at this time of day especially when a driver is headed west bound. Those stop signs are hard to see with the sun directly in front of you. I know I have came close several times.

    • Oscar June 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      The SUV was heading north and ran the stop sign. The sun could not have been in her eyes. The motorcycle was heading east and there are no stops signs for East-West traffic.

      • michael haven August 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

        thank you for posting that comment both me and my mom are doing fine thank you again for posting this comment.

  • Heather Oxendine June 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Any updates on this story?

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