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.
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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