ST. GEORGE — Two pedestrians had a run-in with a car in St. George Friday night, and one of the pedestrians had his foot run over by the vehicle.
At about 8:30 p.m., a driver in a black Chrysler was stopped at a light on 700 South, waiting to turn right onto Bluff Street.
The vehicle was partially in the crosswalk, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. The pedestrian crossing sign changed, and two pedestrians started crossing in front of the vehicle.
“The driver was looking left,” Triplett said, “and did not see the pedestrians as he continued to turn.”
One of the pedestrians, Bryce Prosser, was hit in the side of his leg by the car. He said he was feeling some pain in his leg and side, but he ultimately refused ambulance transport to the hospital.
“I’m a little bit upset,” Prosser said. “People need to be aware of pedestrians.”
The other pedestrian, whose foot was run over, was taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
“I saw a black Chrysler try to turn on Bluff and hit these two guys,” witness Jake Raleigh said. “Luckily, they jumped out of the way and he (the Chrysler driver) turned to check if they were all right.”
No citations were issued in connection with the incident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
St. George News Senior Reporter Mori Kessler contributed to this story.
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