SOUTH JORDAN — A 58-year woman was hospitalized Friday with injuries she received after being hit by a car while trying to cross the Bangerter Highway.
The incident happened just before 6 a.m. on 11400 South. South Jordan Police Sgt. Sam Winkler said the woman, for an unknown reason, crossed against the light, and was hit by a vehicle that had the right of way.
"Fortunately, it was a more of a glancing blow to the front corner of the car. But she did suffer some significant injuries," he said.
The woman suffered head trauma, a possible broken pelvis and arm injuries, Winkler said. But he said it could have been much worse.
"We're talking fractions of seconds could have made the difference between life and death on this. If the car would have hit her in the front she would have been dead," Winkler said.
The area where the woman was hit is in a construction zone. There is a crosswalk in that area, but it is "not properly marked," due to construction, he said.
"We did talk to UDOT about some of the concerns we have with the marking of the crosswalk area, and UDOT is going to get with the contractor to clean up some of those issues," said Winkler.
Regardless of the improperly marked crosswalk, he said pedestrians still need to remember to be aware of the traffic light and whether it is green or red for vehicles.