Medics rush man to hospital after dirt bike crash at Pine View High

Police investigate the scene of a crash involving an inexperienced man riding a dirt bike at Pine View High School, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man was injured after crashing a dirt bike in a Pine View High School parking lot Friday evening.

St. George Police responded to the single-vehicle crash involving an orange dirt bike at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the north parking lot near the LDS seminary building.

Police investigate the scene of a crash involving an inexperienced man riding a dirt bike at Pine View High School, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

The rider, an adult man, was riding through the parking lot when he crashed the bike and landed on his head, St. George Police Sgt. Jared Parry said.

“He basically just lost control,” Parry said, adding that the man was an inexperienced rider.

“He did not have a helmet on,” Parry said.

Medical personnel from Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and transported the rider to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Though the severity of his injuries was unknown to police at the scene of the crash, Parry said the rider was responsive when EMTs arrived.

St. George Fire Department also responded to the incident.

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

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2 Comments

  • chris keele January 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

    These types of tires on off road and dual purpose motorcycles (knobbies) are great for traction in mud and sand etc. but they are not good on hard pavement, is it easy to lose traction and have a problem, it is easy to get hurt if you are not cognoscente of this fact. I hope he will recover quickly and remember to wear the appropriate gear (helmet etc.) next time.

  • Jimmym January 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    The first rule to riding a motorcycle is to put on a freaking helmet.
    Well, it doesn’t hurt to also know how to ride one… but apparently not knowing how to ride a motorcycle does hurt.

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