ST. GEORGE — A white Kia Sportage made minor contact with a 15-year-old boy on his bicycle while attempting a right-hand turn at 2670 East onto 1450 South in St. George Thursday afternoon.
The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. when a woman in her 30s attempted to make the right-hand turn at the stop sign, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said.
After the woman looked both directions and prepared to turn, the boy who was eastbound on the sidewalk, rode in front of the vehicle, Bangerter said.
” … the car started to go and made very light contact, a minor scratch was made on the front bumper of the car and a rubber mark of the bike tire,” he said. “The bicyclist sustained an injured ankle. It was nothing obvious and he was not transported by medical.”
The woman had looked left and right to make sure traffic was clear, Bangerter said, when the juvenile came off the sidewalk in front of her and she struck the back tire of his bike and his ankle.
The boy said he felt sore and his mother would take him to an Instacare for a checkup.
The boy was referred for pedestrian violation and no other citations were given in the incident, Bangerter said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by police and may not contain the full scope of findings.
Ed. Correction Sept. 26: The model of the vehicle appears to have been a Sportage not an Escape.
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