ST. GEORGE – A biker was seriously injured Tuesday night following a collision with an SUV on Riverside Drive in St. George. After the accident, a so-called Good Samaritan who stopped to help had a heart attack and was also taken to hospital.
St. George Constable Tiffany Mitchell said shortly after 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive, a 36-year-old woman driving an SUV attempted to turn left from Riverside Drive to get to Foremaster Drive.
The SUV collided with a westbound motorcycle passing directly through the intersection on Riverside Drive.
Mitchell told St. George News that witness statements indicated that the traffic light on the Riverside Drive portion of the intersection was yellow at the time.
The collision resulted in the ejection of the biker, an 18-year-old woman. She received a serious injury to one of her legs that required a police officer to apply a tourniquet to slow blood loss while waiting for the ambulance to arrive, Mitchell said. She added that the rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
In addition to the runner’s injuries, a man who stopped to rescue the woman suffered a heart attack and collapsed at the scene. Officers performed CPR on the man, who appeared to have no pulse for at least a minute before officers could resuscitate him, Mitchell said.
The biker and the Good Samaritan were taken to St. George’s Regional Hospital by the Gold Cross ambulance.
The driver of the SUV was cited for not yielding at an intersection, Mitchell said.
The scene of the accident was cleaned up at 6:50 p.m.
This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain all of the conclusions.
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