Motorcycle accident causes massive delays on I-15 near Saint George

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WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One person is in the hospital after a motorcycle accident on I-15 near Saint George.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper confirmed the crash happened at milepost 12 in Washington City around 1:30 p.m. 

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound on I-15 when an SUV that was in front of the motorcycle stopped for traffic. The driver of the motorcycle did not slow down in time and crashed into the rear of the SUV.

The motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the bike, suffering severe head trauma. The rider was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

None of the occupants in SUV suffered any injuries.

Traffic was being diverted off the freeway at milepost 10 for a while during which time a medical helicopter landed to assist with victims but has since been reopened. 

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