ST. GEORGE – A teenage boy was taken to the hospital Friday morning after he collided with an SUV while crossing the intersection of Main Street and Bluff Street on his bicycle.
Just before 8 a.m., a 14-year-old boy was standing on the southeast corner of the Main Street and Bluff Street intersection. Before the traffic signal changed to allow pedestrian crossing, the boy mounted his bike and began crossing in front of westbound traffic on Main Street toward the northeast corner of the intersection, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said.
As the boy was crossing, the light turned green for the Main Street westbound traffic lanes. A man driving a black SUV was traveling less than 5 mph heading westbound, Bangerter said, when his SUV hit the boy and knocked him off of his bike.
The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.
The boy suffered a minor ankle injury and was privately transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
The boy was not wearing a helmet.
Bangerter reminds motorists that they need to obey traffic signals, be patient and wait their turn while driving in traffic. As school is now back in session, he added, drivers need to keep a careful eye out as kids are walking or riding their bikes to school.
“You don’t want to get in a bad position for not paying attention,” he said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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