ST. GEORGE – A St. George motorcycle officer collided with a passenger vehicle at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street and 800 South today.
Officer Johnny Heppler said the officer was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precaution, but he did not appear to be critically injured.
Heppler said the officer was travelling the speed limit going southbound on Main Street when a silver Volkswagen turned in front of the motorcycle. Heppler said the officer was not in a pursuit or attempting to pull anyone over at the time of the accident. The officer was wearing his helmet and other protective gear.
The driver of the Volkswagen was cited for failure to yield.
A motorcycle accident on May 12 on Red Cliffs Drive claimed the life of a St. George man. Sgt. Craig Harding said in a previous interview with St. George News that the police department has become alarmed at the number of motorcycle accidents recently.
“We need to look twice for motorcycles,” he said. “The general rise in motorcycle and scooter accidents is alarming to us. We need to have better educated drivers. Motorists need to be much more attentive to motorcycles, scooters and bicycles.”
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