Woman arrested, two teens airlifted after St. George scooter crash

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) — Two teens were airlifted to the hospital after a scooter crash involving a vehicle in St. George Friday night, according to St. George Police. The driver of the vehicle was arrested following the incident.

Christina Juliana Johnson, 18, was arrested in Washington County on negligently operating a vehicle resulting in bodily injury (third-degree felony), two counts of failure to remain at accident involving injury (third-degree felony), and driving under the influence (class-B misdemeanor).

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At around 10:20 p.m. on April 19, police responded to the block of 3000 East Livia Dr. in St. George for an auto-pedestrian accident. Two teens, both riding a scooter reportedly capable of speeds up to 50 mph, had crashed into a vehicle as it was making a left turn, police said.

The teens, reportedly around 14 years old, were airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital with extensive injuries after the crash.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Johnson, left the scene of the accident and was “about five houses” from where the crash took place, according to a statement of probable cause.

“I learned that after the accident, Julia had run from the accident screaming,” a St. George Police officer wrote in the statement.

Police gave Johnson multiple sobriety tests, and found indication that she was impaired.

“I observed eyelid tremors, as well as swaying from side to side,” the officer wrote in the statement.

Johnson was booked into Washington County Jail on the charges previously stated.

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