2 taken to hospital, including good Samaritan, following motorcycle-SUV collision on Riverside Drive

ST. GEORGE — A motorcycle rider was seriously injured Tuesday evening following a collision with an SUV on Riverside Drive in St. George. Following the crash, a would-be good Samaritan who stopped to render aid had a heart attack and was also transported to the hospital.

File photo of Foremaster Drive-Riverside Drive Intersection where an SUV collided with a motorcycle, St. George, Utah, Nov. 23, 2021 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

St. George Police Officer Tiffany Mitchell said that shortly after 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive, a 36-year-old woman driving an SUV attempted a left turn from Riverside Drive to get onto Foremaster Drive.

The SUV collided with a westbound motorcycle that was traveling straight through the intersection on Riverside Drive.

Mitchell told St. George News that witness statements indicated that the light for the Riverside Drive portion of the intersection was yellow at the time.

The collision caused the motorcycle rider, an 18-year-old woman, to be ejected. She received a serious wound to one of her legs that required a responding police officer to apply a tourniquet in order to slow blood loss as they waited for the ambulance to arrive, Mitchell said. She added that the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

In addition to the rider’s injuries, a man who stopped to render aid to the woman experienced a heart attack and collapsed at the scene. Officers conducted CPR on the man, who appeared to have no pulse for at least a minute before officers were able to revive him, Mitchell said.

Both the motorcycle rider and good Samaritan were taken to St. George Regional Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.

The SUV driver was cited for failure to yield at an intersection, Mitchell said.

The crash scene was cleared by 6:50 p.m.

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

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