Driver experiences ‘medical condition,’ hits Clearfield girl, 14, sitting in front yard

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CLEARFIELD, Utah, Nov. 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Clearfield police said a driver possibly suffering from a medical condition hit a 14-year-old sitting in a front yard, as well as a home, all with her three young children in the car.

A news release from Clearfield Police Department said the auto-pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of 1550 S. 1000 East on Nov. 3, 2016, just after 6:45 p.m. The police just released the information today.

A Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Kari Ford, 27, from Clearfield, left the roadway and struck the 14-year-old girl, who was sitting in the front yard of a residence. The vehicle continued for a short distance and stopped after it crashed into a home, causing minor damage. The 14-year-old girl was attended to by witnesses as well as emergency personnel who responded to the scene. North Davis Fire District and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Paramedics assisted Clearfield crews.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and then flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center. She had serious injuries, including bone fractures and burns.

Ford also was transported to a local hospital and was later released. The three small children in Ford’s vehicle were not injured.

The Clearfield City Police Department is currently investigating the accident. Follow up investigation has occurred since the accident, and the preliminary investigation suggests that Ford possibly suffered from a medical condition while driving. Ford is cooperating with the investigation and has talked with officers since the accident.

After reviewing witness statements and other evidence, charges may be considered.


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