Motorcyclist critically hurt in crash caused by impaired driver

ST. GEORGE, UT – A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he was hit by an impaired driver operating a red Honda Fit Thursday. 

This collision occurred at the Red Cliffs Drive and 2450 East junction, St. George News reported. Based on a preliminary report, officials discovered that the Honda driver – 66-year-old Susan McKinney – was under the influence of drugs/alcohol after failing several sobriety tests, which included a one-leg stand test. In addition, she had slurred speech. 

The motorcyclist, who has only been identified by his first name – Jamison – had suffered a severe head injury that will require several medical procedures. 

McKinney appears to have gotten away unscathed. She received a misdemeanor for failing to yield and was charged with a felony for the negligent operation of a vehicle causing serious injury. These aren’t her first charges/citations, though. In these past 20 years, she’s received three traffic citations, which included failing to yield. 

Her bail has been set at $20,000, and she has a preliminary hearing scheduled in the 5th District Court today. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.