ST. GEORGE — A teen was sent to the hospital Tuesday night after being hit by a car while he was skateboarding across Main Street in St. George.
St. George Police responded to the incident at approximately 9 p.m. at 1185 S. Main St.
The 14-year-old boy was with a group of friends when he attempted to cross Main Street from the Burger King toward the McDonalds on the west side of the street at the same time as a Chevrolet Impala was headed in his direction, St. George Police officer Tiffany Atkin said, noting that there is no crosswalk where the boy crossed.
“The driver didn’t have time to maneuver or stop before he hit the skateboarder,” Atkin said.
The boy was hit by the vehicle’s front passenger side, and the impact damaged the car’s windshield.
Medical personnel arrived on scene to tend to the boy, who suffered a possible compound fracture to his elbow and was bleeding from his face. He was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
The driver of the Impala told police it was dark at the time of the incident, and he didn’t see the boy before it was too late, Atkin said.
Atkin noted that the boy’s friends told the investigating officer they told him not to cross the road, but he did anyway.
No citation was issued to the driver, Atkin said, adding that the boy could face citation if police decide to submit a complaint request.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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