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ST. GEORGE — A 6-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition on Thursday night after the scooter he was riding on with a friend was struck by a truck, police said.
St. George Police Sgt. Tyrell Bangerter told St. George News that at 6:02 p.m. dispatch received a call about a crash involving a truck and two pedestrians at the intersection of 2080 East and 3110 South.
Bangerter said that officers arrived on scene and located a single vehicle involved and a scooter, which Bangerter described as an electric stand-on type scooter.
A 10-year-old female had been operating the scooter, Bangerter said, with a 6-year-old male riding on it. He said that it appears neither of the children were wearing helmets.
The scooter was traveling west on 3110 South on the south side of the roadway while the truck was traveling north on 2880 East, Bangerter said.
"The kids on the scooter went out into 2880 East and were hit by the passenger front corner of the truck," Bangerter said.