ST. GEORGE – A woman in her mid-40s and a juvenile boy aged 8-11 were both transported by Life Flight to University Medical Center in Las Vegas this evening. The two suffered severe injuries when an SUV driven by a 63-year-old woman hit them while they were riding a motorcycle.
Sgt. Craig Harding of the St. George Police Department said the call came in to the department at 7:41 p.m. The accident occurred at 200 North and 100 West when a red Chevy HHR traveling northbound from St. George Boulevard appears to have run a stop sign. Harding said the SUV hit the eastbound traveling motorcycle.
The injured woman was not wearing a helmet, the boy was.
Life Flight landed mid-block on 200 North and took one of the injured persons to Dixie Regional Medical Center. The other was taken to DRMC by ground transport. Both were stabilized at the hospital and then transported on to UMC in Las Vegas.
Investigation is ongoing and Harding said they are working to eliminate the standard list of potential factors, including speed, drugs, alcohol, signs of impairment, none of which appear to be factors in this incident but must be weeded out in the course of the investigation.
Charges are pending subject to determination by city or county attorneys as may be appropriate.*
* Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
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