Medical helicopter transports 3-year-old boy hit by pickup in Eagle Mountain

Life Flight medical helicopter. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Jan. 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A 3-year-old boy was Life Flighted from Eagle Mountain to Primary Children’s Hospital on Friday afternoon after he was struck by a full-sized pickup truck.

“He was riding his bike in the road, toward one side,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff’s Office, told Gephardt Daily. “We don’t believe she (the driver of the full-sized Dodge pickup) was impaired or driving recklessly.”

Cannon said officials were called to the scene, near 4900 N. Lake Mountain Road,  after being told the boy was hit. Officials arrived to find the boy was in better condition than expected.

“It doesn’t look like it’s going to be fatal,” he said. “He’s going to make it…. When someone is hit and it’s after the fact, this is the kind of news we like to hear.”

Gephardt Daily will have more information as updates become available.

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