ST. GEORGE — A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon following a collision with a pickup truck on River Road.
Around 4:45 p.m., St. George Police officers and other responders were sent to the intersection of River Road and 2450 South following reports of the collision.
The motorcycle was northbound on River Road in the outside lane as it approached the intersection. At the same time a southbound truck on River Road made a left turn onto 2450 South as the driver “believed the intersection to be clear,” St. George Police officer Andy Mickelson said.
This is a common occurrence with motorcyclists, as over 40 percent of motorcycle collisions involve a vehicle turning in front of a motorcycle that has the right-of-way.
As the truck went through the intersection, the motorcycle clipped its back end and went down. The rider was injured in the collision, though Mickelson was unable to confirm to what extent.
The rider was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
Northbound traffic on River Road south of the intersection was blocked as responders investigated the crash, and the roadway was cleared by 5:20 p.m.
The pickup truck driver was cited for failure to yield on a left turn.
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