Driver hits pedestrian in crosswalk on St. George Boulevard

A woman is transported to the hospital by ambulance after being hit by a vehicle while crossing St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Dec. 22, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman was transported to the hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing St. George Boulevard Saturday evening.

The view facing north of the intersection at 300 West and St. George Boulevard where a woman was struck in the crosswalk by a vehicle, St. George, Utah, Dec. 22, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The incident was reported at approximately 6 p.m. near the corner of 300 West and St. George Boulevard involving a man driving a red passenger car and a pedestrian in her late 60s.

Medical personnel from St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene to administer treatment to the pedestrian who appeared to suffer minor facial lacerations and scrapes, St. George Police Officer Brendan Judd said. She was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

At the time of the incident, the woman was crossing St. George Boulevard as she headed south on  300 West. Seconds later, the driver of the passenger car heading south on the same street made a right-hand turn to go west on St. George Boulevard. During the turn, the vehicle “made contact with the pedestrian who went falling down in the roadway,” Judd said.

The driver was traveling at a low rate of speed as he went into the turn, Judd said, adding that he told officers “the woman stepped off into the crosswalk and he just couldn’t see her.”

The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

As officers were tending to the scene, a secondary crash occurred when two vehicles heading north on 300 West collided just north of the auto-pedestrian incident. The first vehicle slowed as it passed the scene and was hit by a small passenger car following directly behind, causing minor damage to both cars.

This report is based on statements from police and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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