Driver leaves scene after hitting, injuring bicyclist

WASHINGTON CITY — A driver fled the scene after striking and injuring a bicyclist Saturday evening.

A bicyclist lies injured on the ground after being struck in a hit-and-run incident, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 14, 2017 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

At approximately 7:03 p.m., Washington City Police were dispatched to 1150 W. Red Hills Parkway on a report of a hit-and-run.

A man was riding a bike west on Red Hills Parkway when a man driving west in a pickup truck turned right into the Canyon Breeze RV Park, striking the bicyclist and then leaving the scene, Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said.

The bicyclist was injured and lay at the scene, unable to get up. He was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with a possible leg injury and for evaluation.

See video in the media player top of this report.

A short time later, police located the driver’s residence in the trailer park.

Emergency personnel tend to a man who was struck in a hit-and-run incident, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 14, 2017 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

“The investigation showed that he was possibly suspected of driving under the influence,” Kantor said. “He was arrested for that and various other traffic violations, including leaving the scene of an injury accident.”

Medical personnel from Washington City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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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  • comments January 15, 2017 at 11:44 am

    word of advice for cyclists in general. Never ever wear blacks and dark colors for night riding. You honest to god cant see them at all. They blend perfectly into the road

    • .... January 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      LOL ! This is great Bob is the most hateful bigot on this planet towards anybody that has any kind of religious beliefs and Bob used the term. ( honest to god ) in his post ! OK tell us all about it Bob !

  • McMurphy January 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Not too sue about this particular case, but too often I see bikers pushing their luck because they have the right of way. Guess what — while the biker may legally be in the right, in a contest between a vehicle and bike the bike always loses.

  • darkgoddess January 16, 2017 at 5:19 am

    I see the cyclist is wearing BLACK. Black clothes at night = invisible. Why do people think that this is okay?

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