Woman struck by vehicle while crossing River Road

Emergency crews assist a woman who was struck by a vehicle, Jan. 19, 2015, St. George, Utah | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A woman was injured in St. George Monday night when she was struck by a car while crossing River Road on foot.

The St. George Communications Center received a call Monday evening about 7 p.m. that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle on River Road. Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the accident to assist the woman who was hit, Sgt. Sam Despain, public information officer for the St. George Police Department, said.

The vehicle, a Dodge Neon, was traveling north near the intersection of 1450 South and River Road. Just after crossing the intersection, the vehicle hit the 24-year-old woman.

“The thing that’s interesting about this one is that the woman was not in the crosswalk,” Despain said. “Right now, it’s a little bit unknown as to why this woman was in the roadway. We think that she was trying to cross the street from the side where the Jiffy Lube is to the opposite side of the street.”

When hit, the woman slid up onto the hood of the car and broke through the windshield, Despain said. The woman’s injuries included a broken leg along with other minor injuries that were not life-threatening.

Traffic was delayed in all lanes of River Road, as the accident occurred in the middle of the road, Despain said.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene. As this accident is still under investigation, no citations have been issued to the driver of the vehicle or the woman who was hit at the time of this publication.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • ladybugavenger January 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Owieeeee. Hope she recovers. Hope the driver recovers from the shock. Interested to find out if any citations. If the driver saw the pedestrian or didn’t see the pedestrian and did the pedestrian see the car or didn’t see the car.

    • NO INFO AVAILABLE January 21, 2015 at 5:56 am


    • groanattack January 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Were the driver, the pedestrian or both on their cell phones at the time?

  • tc rider January 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    It dosn’t matter if the women was in the crosswalk or not, when your driving, your responsible for where your driving, and whats around you, I never seen so many stupid accidents as this city. And its a combination of snowbirds and locals, I never seen so many cell phone related accidents and you would think the real stupid drivers should be getting weeded out pretty soon.

    • Schwa January 21, 2015 at 1:03 am

      Actually, Because the pedestrian was not in a cross-walk and was, for all intents and purposes, jay walking, she could be cited for interfering/obstructing traffic.

  • One for the road January 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    dang tweekers

  • sagemoon January 21, 2015 at 8:57 am

    What did we all learn in kindergarten? Look both ways before you cross the road and use a crosswalk when available. With that said, I do feel bad for both the walker and the driver involved in this accident. Scary!

  • NO INFO AVAILABLE January 21, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This woman was jaywalking across River Road pedestrian crossings are in place for a reason. She should be cited for causing the accident and then have to pay the driver’s insurance back for the cost of repairs to the vehicle

    • Camron February 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I would happily beat you senseless for your ignorance no info available. Coward.

  • koolaid January 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.

  • Terry January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

    StPD. It’s a dangerous Rd, get down there n make some money on those speeders

    • groanattack January 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      I am wondering if the new mayor has told them no traffic citations, just drug sellers and reporting to vehicle accidents, that alone would keep them too busy to issue a speeding ticket.

  • frank piknimena January 22, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Ya think the Saint George police would stop wasting Sorenson advertising bogus thumbs up heads up propaganda!!!!!!! It is so disrespectful to see S.G.P.D officers on there phones driving and using there laptops when driving, really heads up thumbs up only works for the common man………..
    My favorite is the sign on I-15 North bound just after the Bloomington exit that really distracts your driving as you squint your eyes to see what the sign says, heads up thumbs up… What a stoopid feel good campaign, does the city police really think this campaign works, I dont5!!!!!!

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