Family is 'praying for miracles' after 2 girls hit by car in Spanish Fork

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Spanish Fork community is rooting for the recovery of two girls who were hit by a car over the weekend. Those girls are hospitalized at Primary Children's Hospital, where both families have been staying by their sides.

Family members identified the girls by first name only as 12-year-old Olivia and 13-year-old Reagan.

The two BFFs have so many photos together, smiling and inseparable.

"They're best friends," said Reagan's aunt, Daniel Blaser. "Every morning, they FaceTime each other at 6 in the morning talking about what they're going to wear. They do everything together."

That included last Saturday. Blaser described how the girls were playing together in the warm weather.

"They were jumping on the trampoline, singing at the top of their lungs, crazy songs, and just decided to — like they always do — walk over to Walmart and get a snack," Blaser said.

As the pair crossed Canyon Road, both girls were hit by a car, and Blaser said they were taken away by medical helicopter. The intersection is one that residents say they've been concerned about, with the Utah Department of Transportation saying it plans to add a traffic signal there.

Blaser, who lives in Arizona, immediately flew up to support her sister and Reagan's mother. Other family members raced to Primary Children's Hospital.

Blaser explained her niece is worse off, suffering a brain injury. Reagan isn't conscious, and Blaser said doctors are taking it hour by hour.

'The worst thing'

"It's the worst thing that you could imagine," she said. "Both of Reagan's parents are widows. And so, they've been through tragedy before."

Olivia, Blaser said, has been in and out of consciousness, having also suffered a head injury.

"We're all praying for miracles," Blaser said.

Best friends Reagan, left, and Olivia, right. The two were seriously injured when they were hit by a car on Saturday.
Best friends Reagan, left, and Olivia, right. The two were seriously injured when they were hit by a car on Saturday. (Photo: Family photo)

As the two families visit and keep each other updated, Blaser talked about how the community is surrounding them with support.

"People, you know, sending things at her house. Her cheer team gave 'heart attacks' to the house, and a big prayer circle at church," Blaser said.

She added that people are calling to Rally for Reagan, as the community members hope for healing for the two best friends

"There are so many people praying, but I don't think we can ever have too many people praying," Blaser said. "We would all love the prayers and support."

GoFundMe pages for both victims have been set up. You can visit them in the links below:

GoFundMe for Olivia*

GoFundMe for Reagan*

* does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Lauren Steinbrecher
Lauren Steinbrecher is an Emmy award-winning reporter and multimedia journalist who joined KSL in December 2021.


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