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Tourist hit by car in Salt Lake City

By KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:17 a.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A foreign tourist is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Salt Lake City Monday night.

About 10:45 p.m., investigators believe two men from Sweden, who were wearing dark clothing, were crossing against the light at 500 South and 200 West. One of the men saw an oncoming car and jumped out of the way while the second was struck, said Salt Lake police Lt. Craig Gleason.

The man suffered injuries to a leg and his head.


Pay attention to the signals. You can't have an argument with a car that will turn out well for you.

–Lt. Craig Gleason


"He was unconscious. He regained consciousness here at the scene," Gleason said. "We thought he was gravely injured."

The man is in critical condition but is expected to recover.

Gleason added, "A reminder for our people who are out and being pedestrians: pay attention to the signals. You can't have an argument with a car that will turn out well for you."

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Written with contributions from Pat Reavy.

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