'Slow the blank down': After 3 juveniles are hit in 1 day, St. George police urge caution

Three juveniles were hit by St. George drivers Thursday, prompting a police officer to create a video urging both pedestrians and drivers to be cautious.

Three juveniles were hit by St. George drivers Thursday, prompting a police officer to create a video urging both pedestrians and drivers to be cautious. (Stace Hall, KSL-TV)



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ST. GEORGE — Three juveniles were hit by St. George drivers Thursday, prompting St. George police officer Tiffany Mitchell to create a video, now posted to Facebook, urging both pedestrians and drivers to be cautious.

While making the video, Mitchell stood in front of the Smiths grocery store on Bluff Street, at the intersection of Tabernacle Street and St. George Boulevard, after two juveniles were hit while crossing the crosswalk.

Mitchell told St. George News the juveniles were evaluated in a Gold Cross Ambulance before returning home with their parents.

The driver said she did not see the children, but Mitchell said she is unsure why, adding the driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

While police originally thought four juveniles were hit by vehicles, the number has since been reduced to three, Mitchell said.

At approximately 8 a.m., two children rode their bikes in front of a truck stopped at a red light on 100 South Main Street, Mitchell Said. One child was hit, sustaining scratches, while the other avoided the vehicle and was reportedly unharmed. Following the crash, the children went to school.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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