LAVERKIN — Several passersby and two FBI agents stopped to render aid to a 48-year-old woman after she crossed State Street in LaVerkin on her bicycle and collided with a passenger car Friday afternoon.
Just minutes before 1 p.m., a woman was riding her bicycle on State Street near 385 North in LaVerkin when she veered out into the roadway west and collided with a passenger car, driven by a man, who was pulling out of a subdivision, LaVerkin City Police Chief Ben Lee said.
The woman was not wearing a helmet. When she hit the car, she came up over the hood and her back and right side of her body smacked into the windshield, causing the windshield to cave in and shatter with a hole big enough to stick an arm through, Lee said.
The car was traveling at a low speed. After the woman struck the car, she picked up her bike and walked to the side of the road. A nearby woman who saw the accident called the police.
Several people rushed to the woman’s aid including two FBI agents who were driving by at the time of the accident.
“There was one guy who ripped his shirt off and tore it into strips to help stop the bleeding on the woman’s arm until medical arrived,” Lee said.
Hurricane Fire Department, including Chief Tom Kuhlmann, two Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and LaVerkin City police officers arrived on scene just minutes after the accident occurred.
County deputies assisted in traffic control and closed down both southbound lanes on State Street and the median for about 45 minutes.
Kuhlmann administered aid to the woman whose arm was cut severely. Hurricane Ambulance transported the woman to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
The driver of the car was shaken up and took some time to gather himself, Lee said. The car was towed because of the shattered windshield.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders and others on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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