ST. GEORGE – A woman was injured in St. George Monday night when she was struck by a car while crossing River Road on foot.
The St. George Communications Center received a call Monday evening about 7 p.m. that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle on River Road. Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the accident to assist the woman who was hit, Sgt. Sam Despain, public information officer for the St. George Police Department, said.
The vehicle, a Dodge Neon, was traveling north near the intersection of 1450 South and River Road. Just after crossing the intersection, the vehicle hit the 24-year-old woman.
“The thing that’s interesting about this one is that the woman was not in the crosswalk,” Despain said. “Right now, it’s a little bit unknown as to why this woman was in the roadway. We think that she was trying to cross the street from the side where the Jiffy Lube is to the opposite side of the street.”
When hit, the woman slid up onto the hood of the car and broke through the windshield, Despain said. The woman’s injuries included a broken leg along with other minor injuries that were not life-threatening.
Traffic was delayed in all lanes of River Road, as the accident occurred in the middle of the road, Despain said.
The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene. As this accident is still under investigation, no citations have been issued to the driver of the vehicle or the woman who was hit at the time of this publication.
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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