WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 9, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Two girls were injured Thursday afternoon in a West Jordan crosswalk when they were struck by a car.
West Jordan Police Lt. Richard Bell said the accident happened just after noon, at 8200 South and 5600 West, when two girls, ages 11 or 12, were straddling the bicycles they had been riding, walking the bikes through a crosswalk.
“They were in the crosswalk headed west across 5600 West when a man driving a Chevy Equinox southbound did not see them and hit both of the girls,” Bell said. “One of the girls was taken by ambulance to Primary Children’s Hospital in serious condition with a possible broken leg and some head injuries.”
Bell said the other girl was taken by her parents to a hospital in Riverton as a precaution because she had abrasions and bruising.
“The girls were also carrying the orange flags in their hands for added visibility,” Bell said. “The case will be submitted to the city prosecutor to be screened for charges.”
Bell said the incident is a good reminder that kids are out of school and to use extra precaution when driving.
“It is important everyone remembers to pay attention as they drive,” Bell said. “It is also a good time to talk to kids to be extra cautious just in case others don’t see them.”
Bell said both girls are expected to recover.