CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC4) — Utah Highway Patrol will be assisting Centerville Police Department in recreating the crash so as to gather data and insight into how the accident happened.
CPD officers, South Davis Metro Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the crash at 2025 North Main Street around 11:30 a.m., according to a press release from CCPD. They found a 16-year-old teen with serious head, face and torso injuries. She was transported to the Intermountain Healthcare Level I Trauma Care Facility in Murray in critical condition.
The parents of the teen have been notified of the situation.
Witnesses told investigators that they saw the girl walk across Main Street on a marked crosswalk. She reportedly made it halfway before getting struck by a southbound Toyota Highlander driven by an 82-year-old woman. The girl was thrown 60 to 80 feet south of the crosswalk.
Authorities noted that while the crosswalk is meant for kids going to and from Reading Elementary School, it was not an active school crossing zone at the time. The speed limit of the location is 40 miles per hour. Investigators said the road was wet but clear of any snow or ice, and visibility was “good.”
The driver was not injured by the crash, and she is cooperating with the police.
ORIGINAL STORY: Centerville teen in critical condition after struck by SUV in crosswalk
Nov 9, 2022 / 01:32 PM MST
CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC4) — A 16-year-old teen was struck by an SUV while crossing a marked crosswalk in the area of 2000 North Main St. in Centerville around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Centerville Police Chief Paul Child told ABC4 the teen was crossing a crosswalk when she was hit by a green Toyota Highlander. According to Child, the teen was thrown 50-60 feet and taken to Intermountain Healthcare in critical condition.
The driver, an 82-year-old woman, is reportedly cooperating with police.
This is a developing story. ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.