Police: Student leaving West Jordan middle school struck by car while bicycling home after classes

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Oct. 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A West Jordan middle school student was hospitalized Thursday after being hit by a car as she rode her bicycle home after classes.

The accident happened at about 2:40 p.m., shortly after Joel P. Jensen Middle School, located at 8105 S. 3200 West, let out for the day.

Police say the driver of a car struck the 12-year-old victim while pulling out of a church parking lot.

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The girl was taken to a nearby hospital where she was being examined for possible head trauma despite the fact that she wearing a helmet when she was hit.

Police say the middle school student also suffered leg injuries.

A 12-year-old student at West Jordan’s Joel P. Jensen Middle School was injured when a car hit her bicycle on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

Investigators said the driver remained on scene and cooperated with police. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the accident according to police.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.

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