Bicycle, car collision; Woman suffers minor head injury

A woman on a bicycle suffered a minor head injury she was hit by a man driving a red Oldsmobile.

ST. GEORGE — A woman suffered a minor injury to her head when a car crashed into her while she was riding a bicycle in St. George.

The accident, which occurred at about 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, took place at the intersection of 600 East and Tabernacle Street.

A man driving a red Oldsmobile stopped at the intersection northbound and proceeded forward when he felt the road was clear, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said. The woman on the bicycle was traveling eastbound at the intersection, and the Oldsmobile hit her.

The St. George Police, Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance arrived to attend to the woman after she was hit. She stood up under her own power and talked with police while the fire department treated her head wound. The woman remained standing and even made a phone call on her cell phone, while the fire department bandaged her head.

After the police took down statements, the driver of the Oldsmobile then gave a side hug to the woman and apologized that the accident took place.

Another woman, who was an acquaintance of the cyclist, arrived and transported the cyclist and the bicycle away from the scene.

The police issued a citation to the man driving the Oldsmobile for failing to yield to a pedestrian, Hale said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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7 Comments

  • Dan Lester April 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Not defending the guy in the Olds, but how is hitting a bike rider “a pedestrian” if she’s riding it?

  • anothermom April 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I have the same question!

  • Lady K April 24, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Bicyclists get the best of both worlds. They get the advantage of riding (running ) in the street (middle of the road) and protection of being a legal vehicle and a pedestrian. Remember the song “Can’t touch this”…yay bicyclists errr people walking here. 🙁

  • Betty April 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Awe, he gave her a side hug. What a nice gesture.

  • philiplo April 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    If she was actually riding the bicycle, and not walking with it, she was a vehicle, not a pedestrian. Perhaps the driver can fight the citation on those grounds? Bicyclists (including me) need to act responsibly and obey the same rules of the road that apply to motorized vehicles. I cringe when I see a cyclist riding on the wrong side of the road, or riding in a crosswalk, or running a red light. What these people don’t realize is that, to save a few seconds, they are endangering themselves and everyone else on the road. Sometimes I feel the fool when my friends continue cycling through a light while I stop to wait for the signal (then play catch-up), but there’s no reason to scoff at the rules that are there to keep all of us safe and alive.

  • Jamie Anderson April 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I think all these bicyclist that think they own the road and get the right of way no matter what should have to carry insurance just like the rest of use on the road, because 70% of all these accidents we here about is because they are way to close to traffic and not following the rules and we the drivers get punished for it ? Isn’t there a reason why a huge part of our tax money has gone to making all these BIKE trails around town

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