Grand County EMS responded to nearly 20 incidents over the span of four days last week, from June 27 to June 30. The calls included a minor skydiving accident, a trauma call, an assault and a collision between a semi-truck and a pedestrian.
The incident with the semi-truck and pedestrian happened on Saturday, June 29 around 3:15 p.m., according to Moab Police Chief Bret Edge.
Edge said that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Main Street near Dogwood Avenue when he failed to yield to a southbound semi-truck.
Edge said the pedestrian was struck by the right rear of the trailer and received a serious injury to the lower leg area. The pedestrian was found to be at fault in the incident and no charges are pending.
Edge said the police department was not releasing the names of the involved parties “at this time,” and did not say whether the pedestrian was a local resident.
Edge said that collisions between semi-trucks and pedestrians are “very uncommon” in Moab. “Off the top of my head, I know of only a handful of semi vs. pedestrian accidents in the 13 years I’ve been with the police department,” Edge said.