7-year-old recovering after being struck by car outside Fremont Elementary

Unified Police investigators on the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident involving a 7-year-old outside Fremont Elementary Thursday, April 20, 2017. Photo: Gephardt Daily/SLCScanner

TAYLORVILLE, Utah, April 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 7-year-old boy is recovering at Primary Children’s after being struck by a car Thursday afternoon in front of Fremont Elementary at 4310 S. Beechwood Road.

Lt. Brian Lohrke of the Unified Police Department told Gephardt Daily school had just let out for the day about 3:30 p.m. when the first-grader darted into the street in a “non-crosswalk area” and was hit by a northbound car.

The child was rushed to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition, but was upgraded to fair condition late Thursday afternoon suffering from broken bones.

Unified Police investigators on the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident involving a 7-year-old outside Fremont Elementary Thursday, April 20, 2017. Photo: Gephardt Daily/SLCScanner

Lt. Lorke said the driver of the car was cooperative while being questioned and that the Crash Analysis Construction Team had been called out to begin its investigation.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as information becomes available.

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