Police warn joggers after car hits woman

Police warn joggers after car hits woman

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FARMINGTON -- Farmington police say a woman was running northbound on 200 West at 150 South, near Farmington Junior High School, when she was hit by a car around 7:45 Thursday morning.

Officer Dave Quinley says she was jogging with traffic instead of against it and may have jumped into the road to avoid a sprinkler.

"She did have an iPod on, which depending on how loud her music is, it limits her ability to hear," he said.

Quinley says he doesn't know if the driver had time to stop before hitting the woman. He believes she is in her 30s. She has cuts, road rash, and a broken jaw. She was flown to the hospital but was able to talk to paramedics.

Quinley says joggers and runners should go against traffic so they can better see cars. He also hopes every runner wears identification.

"There's no way to identify someone if they can't speak to us," he said.

He says he is not sure if the driver will be cited.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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