Elderly Man Seriously Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Accident

Elderly Man Seriously Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Accident

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(KSL News) -- An elderly man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car Monday.

Witnesses say the pedestrian was jay-walking. He entered a crosswalk on 300 West and 200 South against the light.

A driver heading north drove through the intersection and slammed into the man. The pedestrian was thrown onto the vehicles' hood and shattered the windshield.

Elderly Man Seriously Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Accident

Salt Lake police say speed was not a factor. They say pedestrian was not paying attention.

J.D. Kettenring, Salt Lake Police: "If he's going to go across the light, ummm, you're taking your life into your own hands, yes it's cold, but a couple more seconds could be a lot safer."

The man was taken to the hospital with broken legs and possible head trauma. His injuries are not life-threatening, and he's expected to recover.

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