ST. GEORGE — One motorcycle rider has been pronounced dead after a head-on collision Saturday, which involved three other motorcycles and two vehicles on Riverside Drive. One of the other injured motorcycle drivers was also taken into surgery with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident occurred Saturday shortly after 2 p.m. at the intersection of 2450 East and Riverside Drive in St. George. Witnesses and involved parties said a Jeep crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a Ford Ranger which was stopped in the middle turning lane, and then went on to hit a trio of motorcycle drivers traveling in the opposite direction, according to a statement released today by the St. George Police Department. The first motorcycle driver was hit by the Jeep and knocked into the second, and the last motorcycle driver was hit head-on.
The man driving the last bike was ejected and impacted the Jeep, and then landed on the pavement. The force of the impacts resulted in severe head trauma, according to the statement, and the man later died.
The first motorcycle driver struck by the Jeep also sustained injuries to his lower extremities and was later taken into surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center. At this point, it does not appear that any of his injuries will be life-threatening, according to the statement.
The third motorcycle driver initially remained on scene to speak with investigators but was later taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation. The driver of the Jeep appeared to be uninjured at the time of the accident.
This accident is still actively under investigation.
The St. George Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team, on-call detective, on-call captain, and a representative of the Washington county Attorney’s Office all responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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