Car Hits Teenager Crossing Street

Car Hits Teenager Crossing Street

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Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio A teenager crossing the street was hit by a car and seriously injured this morning.

Police say two cars came to a crosswalk at the same time near 2700 South and 700 East. One stopped for a 13-year-old girl in the crosswalk, but the other car hit her.

Jamie Koyle looked away. "I turned my head 'cause I was like, 'She's gonna get hit,'and so she flew up in the air and landed right next to our car," she said.

Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Joe Cyr says, "The thing we cannot stress enough is for vehicles, especially ones that come along 700 East, when you see these school speed: you must watch for pedestrians."

Car Hits Teenager Crossing Street

The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the car that hit the girl was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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