SUV sideswipes motorcycle on diverging diamond; STGnews Videocast

ST. GEORGE — A collision between a white SUV and a motorcycle slowed eastbound traffic along the diverging diamond interchange on St. George Boulevard Thursday evening.

At 5:02 p.m., a man driving a motorcycle was turning left after exiting southbound Interstate 15 at Exit 8 onto St. George Boulevard when he was sideswiped by a white SUV traveling east through the intersection onto the overpass on St. George Boulevard, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Murphy said.

 

A collision between a motorcycle and a white SUV shut down traffic on the I-15 overpass on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A collision between a motorcycle and a white SUV shut down traffic on the I-15 overpass on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

On impact, the motorcycle spun around and received damage to the saddleback area, Murphy said, while the SUV was damaged on the right front fender.

Both drivers refused medical treatment and neither reported any injuries, he said.

The motorcycle driver was in his biker attire and wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The left eastbound lane along the interchange was shut down during cleanup. The motorcycle was towed and the SUV was driven from the scene.

Gold Cross Ambulance, Utah Department of Transportation, St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Utah Highway Patrol attended to the accident scene.

The driver of the SUV was cited for failure to yield to a traffic control device.

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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2 Comments

  • munchie March 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Bott’s dots would help, not just here but on all of our main streets. They really help when it rains.

    • Simone March 22, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Paying attention to your driving would help a lot more. Just sayin… 🙂

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