LAVERKIN – Motorists passing near LaVerkin Elementary School may have noticed first responders in the area around 8:45 a.m., Thursday. Both the Utah Highway Patrol and LaVerkin City Police confirmed that the accident involved a child riding a bicycle into a car.
A 7-8 year-old boy was riding his bicycle westbound through an intersection where westbound traffic had just been given a green light, UHP Trooper Joe Pastor said.
As the boy ran through the red light, one driver in the left-turn lane did notice him and stopped, but the car in the next lane driving straight-through the intersection did not see him. The driver of the second car proceeded through on the green light and the boy ran his bicycle into the side of the vehicle.
UHP and LaVerkin City Police responded to the scene.
The boy was reported to be conscious and alert following the collision, LaVerkin Police Chief Lloyd Waktins said. He did not sustain any serious injuries and was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precaution.
The boy was not wearing a bicycle helmet, Pastor said.
No citations were issued.
St. George News reporter Michael Flynn contributed to this report.
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