ST. GEORGE — Police responded to a collision on River Road in St. George Tuesday when a man driving a truck hit a man in a wheelchair.
The man in the truck was waiting to turn right onto 700 South, St. George Police Sgt. Wade Johnson said, and looked left to check for oncoming cars.
As he started to turn, he felt a bump, Johnson said, and saw a hand come up in front of the truck.
The man got out of his vehicle and saw that he had bumped into a man in a wheelchair who was in the crosswalk on his way to catch a bus, Johnson said.
The man in the wheelchair was not injured, Johnson said, but had some marks on his shirt as a result of the collision.
His wheelchair was undamaged, Johnson said, and he was able to catch his bus.
Responders and those involved in the incident were quickly moved from the street to the Maverik gas station at that intersection, so traffic was not blocked.
The truck driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the roadway.
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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