Police: 15-year-old Delta teen critically injured after falling from hood of moving car

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DELTA, Utah, Feb. 2, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 15-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital after police said she jumped on the hood of a friend’s car, then fell off and was run over.

The Millard County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, officers were notified of the accident, near 150 W. 200 North in Delta. The teen reportedly had been hit by a car, and was not breathing. Millard County ambulance and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched. While they were en route, the caller reported that CPR had been started, and the girl had started breathing on her own.

A woman who lives nearby pulled the victim from beneath the car far enough to be able to work with her, and began CPR.

“Through the investigation, it was learned that the victim had been walking down the street, when the car driven by her 17-year-old friend had pulled over next to her,” the news release says.

“The victim jumped on the hood of the car, and the driver started to go. The victim fell off of the car, and was run over. When the car stopped, the victim was lying under the car with most of her body under the car.”

The victim was transported to the Delta Hospital by ambulance, and later transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City by air ambulance with head and internal injuries.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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