KEARNS, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A brother and sister who were hit by a car on 4715 South and 4180 West walking home from school Tuesday afternoon continued to improve at Primary Children's Medical Center on Wednesday.
Residents and parents are concerned over whether Salt Lake County is doing anything to make the busy street safer for pedestrians.
Police say the brother and sister were flown by a medical helicopter to the hospital where they were upgraded from critical to serious but stable condition.
Lory Acosta says she is concerned because 4700 South is constantly busy, they tried to get teh county to do something about it with a light, but it was too a long distance for there not to be a crosswalk or anything.
Concerned parent Angela Hansen says the majority of the kids that go to David Gourley Elementary School and another nearby junior high walk down the main road to cross to go home and there's nothing there; no crossing guard, no crosswalk...nothing.
ABC 4 took action and talked to Leon Berrett, operations manager with the Salt Lake County Public Works and he says 4700 South has always been on his radar.
Berrett said, "I'd like to gather a group together and go ahead and do a preliminary road safety audit next week."