The driver of a scooter was sent to the hospital after she crashed avoiding a truck near the Green Springs-Telegraph intersection, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 11, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News
WASHINGTON CITY – A scooter rider was taken to the hospital after she crashed while swerving to avoid a pickup truck that pulled out in front of her Monday morning. The truck did not stay at the scene and police are asking anyone who may have seen anything related to the crash to contact them.
“At around 8:50 a.m., an 18-year-old woman riding westbound on a scooter had just cleared the Telegraph-Green Springs Drive intersection,” Washington City Police public information officer Ed Kantor said, “when a medium-sized pickup with dark and faded colors pulled out in front of her from the Sinclair gas station parking lot.”
The scooter rider swerved to avoid the pickup and subsequently crashed in the roadway. Witnesses told police the pickup left the scene, also traveling westbound. Kantor said the woman was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation and a possible broken bone.
A single westbound-lane was temporarily shutdown while the police and others investigated and cleared the scene.
The Washington City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the pickup involved in the incident. Kantor said anyone with any information can contact the police department through dispatch at 435-634-5730.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mori Kessler serves as a Senior Reporter for St. George News, having previously contributed as a writer and Interim Editor in 2011-12, and an assistant editor from 2012 to mid-2014. He began writing news as a freelancer in 2009 for Today in Dixie, and joined the writing staff of St. George News in mid-2010. He enjoys photography and won an award for photojournalism from the Society of Professional Journalists for a 2018 photo of a bee inspector removing ferals bees from a Washington City home. He is also a shameless nerd and has a bad sense of direction.