Woman thrown from motorcycle, transported to hospital

Responders at the scene of the accident that occurred at 3400 W. State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 12, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

HURRICANE – A 34-year-old woman was transported to the hospital Sunday afternoon after colliding with a truck while driving her motorcycle at the intersection of 3400 West and State Street in Hurricane.

Just after 2 p.m., a woman driving a 2005 white Harley Davidson was heading west on State Street in the outside lane, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. As she approached 3400 West she continued through the green light. At the same time, a man driving a grey 1988 Chevy pickup truck pulled out from 3400 West making a right turn onto State Street, but rather than pulling into the merging lane, he pulled into the outside lane in front of the Harley.

Responders  the scene of the accident that occurred at the intersection of 3400 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 12, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Responders at the scene of a 2-vehicle collision at the intersection of 3400 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 12, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The woman was unable to slow in time and struck the side of the truck, Buell said.

Todd Brown, the husband of the woman, was traveling behind her on his own motorcycle and saw the collision occur.

“I was in a state of disbelief,” Brown said. “The truck just pulled out into this lane and she ran right into the back of the truck. We were just out on a ride. We do this a lot drive out to Washington and stop at the park for a minute.”

Hurricane City Fire Department and Hurricane Police responded to the scene. The woman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in serious condition.

The man driving the Chevy was issued a citation for making an improper right turn, Buell said. When a person driving a vehicle makes a turn they are supposed to turn into the closest lane, he said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • debauer October 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Utahn’s need to learn how to drive. They fail to use the most basic of driving skills in this State. I can’t think of one day I’ve driven in Utah without seeing Utah plated vehicles making illegal turns, speeding up thru yellow lights, not using their blinkers, etc. Worst drivers Ever. Hope the woman is going to be okay and I hope the idiot driver of the truck gets sited heavily and made to go to traffic school! Heal quickly ma’am.

  • Missy October 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I hope she’s okay.

  • Bobber October 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This sort of thing one can mostly understand b/c bikes can be hard to see, esp if their headlights are off. Felling a tree right onto a rider however is another story…

    • Stockard October 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Dumb … comment bro
      Ed. ellipsis.

  • CALI GIRL October 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm


    • ackbar October 13, 2014 at 3:21 am

      LOL. That’s not even a law.

  • HUMMYNBYRD October 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    No…one can not mostly understand “Bobber”…he pulled into the wrong lane to begin with, motorcycle or not. He could have been ticketed just for that without the accident. I come that way on the way to work every morning, there is a right far right lane to turn onto then merge into traffic. Too bad half of the people here don’t use it correctly. There are way too many accidents at that intersection!

  • Stockard October 12, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    All motorcycles has headlights on when running its a built in safety standard on all bikes and if you use the ignorant excuse that motorcycles are hard to see then you are not taking the time to actually look down the road before you pull out hell there was 3 bikes coming down the hwy all with lights on there is no excuse for this crap happening slow down and keep your mind on what your doing and actually look a glance down the street is not good enough

  • Dixielambs October 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I see that improper Right turn often at that intersection by folks who want to get over to make a Left turn at the next light. Todd, here’s wishing your wife the best…

  • Bobber October 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I’m not saying the driver that hit her wasn’t a retard and should pay. I’m saying knocking a tree down on someone sets a new level of mental retardation that is unheard of.

  • Reality October 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Keep the women from the hurricane area off of bicycles and motor cycles please. My insurance rates can’t handle it.

    • Reality Check October 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

      Jump in a lake

    • Michele October 13, 2014 at 2:06 am

      “Reality” – Please crawl back under whatever rock you came from. The driver at fault was a man driving a Chevy.

    • ackbar October 13, 2014 at 3:21 am

      Do you even read the articles?

    • Floyd Kitchen October 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

      Reality you and Bobber need a reality check.

  • just saying October 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Another fine example of the retarded drivers here in southern Utah. It must me a Morman thing

  • Mary October 13, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Unfortunately , more and more incompetent drivers like the truck driver are filling up the roads .
    Half of survival is spotting the idiots and Avoiding them .
    Sometimes tho , the idiot drivers are like deer and jump into traffic too fast to be avoided .

  • Opanke October 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    He is at fault obviously. If he belongs to a local ward of Hurricane and if she is not part of any ward. Tuff luck on any law suit. He will get away with everything. It is the way it works in southern Utah, believe me it happened to me .

  • lissy October 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Stop using the word retarded you guys. Seriously.

  • Uncle Lenny October 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I propose mandatory retesting, at least a written test, every time a Utah driver license is due for renewal.

    • Bobber October 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      What’s retarded is that it’s an open book test…

  • Mark Vinclio October 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    If only the police would have let you stop traffic like we did in the funeral procession you wouldn’t have crashed. Unless you block everything off the road she always crashes. I bet if the police knew it was you they wouldn’t have even came.

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