Two young brothers taken to hospitals after hit by car in Lehi

Photo: Patrick Benedict

LEHI, Utah, Dec. 9, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Two boys were hit by a car Saturday night as they crossed the street at 700 South and 500 West.

Lehi Police Sgt. Robert Marshall told Gephardt Daily the boys are brothers, ages 8 and 11.

Marshall said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. as the boys were crossing the street to attend a church function about a half-block away.

Marshall didn’t have a condition report on either boy, but he didn’t think their injuries were life-threatening.

The 8-year-old was taken by Life Flight to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Marshall said he thinks the child took the brunt of the hit and may have received a head injury, so was flown to Primary Children’s as a precaution.

The 11-year-old was transported to Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi.

A witness told police the boys were running across the street when the westbound vehicle hit them.

Marshall said the vehicle was traveling at a normal speed, and the male driver didn’t see the boys as they ran across.

“It seems like it was a complete accident,” Marshall said. “He wasn’t going fast, and it was a dark night. He was very cooperative.”

Because the brothers were heading to a church activity, Marshall said, a lot of people heard about the accident and are keeping the boys in their thoughts.

“Being young is to their advantage,” he said of the brothers. “It’s scary when something like this happens, but they looked like they’ll be OK.”



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