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.
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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