ST. GEORGE — A 22-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a car Sunday afternoon at 750 N. 2720 E. in St. George which resulted in possible citations for both parties.
At about 1:46 p.m., Steven Mason, of St. George, was riding his black and grey bicycle against traffic on the sidewalk along 2720 East, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said. As Mason entered the intersection of 750 North, Joel Alberts, driving a white 2015 Ford Fusion, was stopped at the stop sign at 750 North and pulled out to make a right turn onto 2720 East and collided with the bicycle.
Mason was not wearing a helmet, Holmes said.
Danielle Dammann, of St. George, was driving northbound on 2720 East and said his stomach dropped when he saw the accident occur.
“I was going to take my kids to the park,” Dammann said. “I saw the car stopped at the stop sign and the man on the bike about to pass in front of him. I didn’t think the car was going to pull out and then he did. When they hit, the man on the bike rolled over the hood and landed face down in the road. At first he didn’t move. I called 911. He tried to get up and stumbled. I told him to sit down until someone showed up.”
Gold Cross Ambulance and St. George Police responded to the scene.
Mason said he was just headed home from the store and saw the car stopped at the stop sign and figured he’d just ride through.
“One second I was riding along and then I was like ‘oh crap!'” Mason said. “It knocked the air out of me. Then I just sort of blacked out. I’ve been riding my bike around here my whole life. Everyone who rides should get a helmet and wear pads.”
Mason said he has an abrasion on his left cheekbone and that it’s hard for him to move his left arm.
Alberts said he pulled up to the stop sign in his car and didn’t see Mason.
“I started to turn and hit him,” Alberts said. “I feel awful.”
Alberts drove home and came back in a truck to give Mason and his bike a ride home.
There are possible pending citations for both parties involved, Holmes said, and charges will be screened through the St. George City Attorney.
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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