River Road accident involves a scooter and two vehicles

Scooter crash on South River Road in St. George Oct 24 2012 Photo by Jason Little for St. George News
Scooter crash with two additional vehicles involved on S River Road in St. George, Utah, Oct 24, 2012 | Photo by Jason Little for St. George News

ST. GEORGE – An accident involving a scooter and two vehicles occurred on South River Road around 6:20 p.m. today, impeding traffic flow.

The accident occurred when traffic traveling northbound started to slow, the scooter operator attempted to slow and lost control and laid his scooter down. As he did so, the vehicle following close behind him swerved around to miss the scooter, as did the next vehicle following resulting in a rear end accident between the two vehicles.  Neither vehicle hit the scooter.

“Everybody was following too close,” St. George Police Sgt. Albert Gilman said.

Gilman said that it appears the scooter operator’s ankle or lower leg was injured or broken, probably from when he laid the scooter down and it fell on him.  One of the female passengers in one of the vehicles involved in the rear-ending accident was transported conscious to the hospital on complaints of neck pain.

The accident had been cleared and traffic had resumed normal flow by around 6:50 p.m.

UPDATED 8:40 p.m. on detail provided by Sgt. Albert Gilman.

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1 Comment

  • Omari October 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    “Everybody was following too close” says SGPD sgt. Albert Gilman. Well, Mr. Gilman, just what do you expect during bumper to bumper rush hour traffic on River Rd?! Can’t expect drivers to all have a great distance between one another-especially in this situation! River Rd. is horrible at rush hours.

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