Motorcycle collision leaves woman in critical condition

Utah Highway Patrol, Hurricane Police and Hurricane Fire Department respond to the accident that occurred at the intersection of 5300 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

HURRICANE – A woman is in critical condition Wednesday afternoon following a motorcycle collision that occurred at the intersection of 5300 West and State Street in Hurricane.

Just after 1:10 p.m., a man driving a 2010 grey Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on State Street toward Hurricane, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. As the man approached the traffic light at 5300 West, the light turned red and he slowed and stopped at the light.

Behind the Sonata, a man driving a 2005 black Harley Davidson, with a woman passenger, hit the brakes hard enough to skid the tires which caused the motorcycle to fall down onto its side, Buell said. When the motorcycle went down on its side, the woman passenger was ejected.

Utah Highway Patrol, Hurricane Police and Hurricane Fire Department respond to the accident that occurred at the intersection of 5300 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Utah Highway Patrol, Hurricane Police and Hurricane Fire Department respond to the accident that occurred at the intersection of 5300 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Both the driver and the passenger on the motorcycle were wearing helmets.

Hurricane Ambulance transported the woman to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in critical condition, Buell said.

Utah Highway Patrol assisted Hurricane Police in the accident reconstruction investigation and traffic control. Eastbound travel was diverted to the outside lane and the inside lane and the left-turning lane were closed.

The motorcycle was towed.

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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10 Comments

  • Michele October 16, 2014 at 1:13 am

    “a man driving a 2005 black Harley Davidson”
    Technically, a motorcycle is ridden, not driven.

    • Pebble8888 October 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      I disagree. Both terms are appropriate, and may be used.

  • Aros October 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    To the “errorist” none is spared! 🙂

  • Jon R. Cocktoasten October 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    You need a “drivers license” to ride a motorcycle, not a “riders” license… I mean if you wanna get nit picky!!!

  • Cameron Hess October 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    The woman who lost her life in this tragic accident had been married only a month to her husband who was operating the motorcycle. The human aspect of this incident matters much more than technicalities about the words used by the author of the article.

  • nit picky October 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Its actually called a ” driver license” not a drivers license

    • dumbbutt October 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      I just read on the Utah DLD website and they refer to it as both a driver license and a Driver’s license. But since some random poster on st george news corrected everyone on the proper spelling I guess we better go with that…..

  • AmyAJ October 17, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Thank you Cameron. She was a marvelous woman & this is a tragic loss for so many.

  • Debbie October 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Do you have the names of the victims of this accident?

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