ST. GEORGE — A 15-year-old girl was transported to the hospital early Tuesday morning after she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike in St. George.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 15-year-old girl riding her bike and a 47-year-old woman driving a silver 2010 GMC Terrain SUV simultaneously came upon a crosswalk on 100 North Dixie Drive, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.
The 15-year-old girl told police she thought the driver of the GMC SUV had stopped for her so she proceeded across the crosswalk.
However, the driver of the SUV told police she didn’t see the girl, Trombley said.
The two proceeded to go at the same time and subsequently collided. As a result, Trombley said the front wheel of the SUV ran over the 15-year-old girl’s lower-right leg.
The girl was transported via Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for minor injuries.
Trombley said the driver of the GMC Terrain was issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to always look both ways before entering a crosswalk.
“If you can,” Trombley said, “look the driver in the eye to make sure they see you.”
This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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