ST. GEORGE — A teenager crossing North Dixie Downs Road was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon.
Just after 3 p.m. emergency personnel responded to a call involving a teen who was reportedly injured after being struck by a vehicle near 1230 N. Dixie Downs Road.
Once on scene emergency workers tended to the youth before transporting him by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
According to witnesses, the youth was struck by a white Toyota 4-door that turned south, off of West 1230 North, onto North Dixie Downs Road.
The impact launched the teen over the top of the vehicle. He hit the windshield before landing on the roadway, one woman who witnessed the incident said.
The woman reported seeing the accident from the driveway of Dixie Downs Resort, the mobile home park where she resides.
The woman also said that she observes drivers speeding regularly, despite the fact that two “School Zone” signs are located in the immediate vicinity of where the teen was hit.
Ryan Bates, another witness, said he heard a loud crashing sound and came running out to see the youth in the roadway immediately after the accident.
“There were several kids that were walking across, just ahead of the boy that was hit,” Bates said, “and two other cars pulled over immediately after the accident to help.”
Bates said he was on high alert when he heard the crash, adding he has felt that way for the last few weeks.
Just over two weeks ago a car came crashing into Dixie Downs Resort, striking Bate’s 1969 Mach 1 show car before crashing into his mobile home – an impact that knocked the trailer off of its structure and caused extensive damage.
“People just drive so fast on this street,” he said, “every single day.”
The St. George Police Department, ST. George Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and tended to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by witnesses at the scene and does not contain the full scope of findings.
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