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(KSL News) A 10-year-old boy is in the hospital this morning after he was hit by a vehicle when jaywalking with his friends in downtown Salt Lake.
Officer Greg Smith says the boy first hesitated at the curb before crossing the street to get to the library TRAX station near 200 East and 400 South.
Police say six kids were trying to cross the street to a TRAX station on 400 South. Two lanes of traffic saw the children dart into the street and slowed down, but a man in a Jeep in the last lane did not. That driver will not be cited.
"Parents can do their very best trying to instruct their children how to be safe, but in that moment again it becomes the child's choice," officer Smith says.
The boy was hit by the Jeep and is at Primary Children's Medical Center right now. He is in fairly good condition and is expected to be OK.
Police believe the kids were on their way to school but are still investigating the accident.