Van hits 2 teen girls as they cross Redwood Road
TAYLORSVILLE — Southbound lanes on Redwood Road, between 4100 South and 4200 South, were shut down Tuesday afternoon while police investigated an auto-pedestrian crash that sent two 13-year-old girls to the hospital.
According to Unified Police spokesman Lt. Brian Lohrke, the two girls were crossing Redwood Road in a crosswalk, with a green light, when they were struck by a van turning south onto Redwood Road. The van also had a green light.
The driver of the van stopped and tried to render aid to the two girls. Both were taken to the hospital, one in serious condition the other in critical condition.
Police say even though the van was turning on a green light, the pedestrians still had the right-of-way.
“It’s not only looking at the traffic in front of you but looking both ways in your lane of travel,” said Lohrke, “and taking that split second to make sure that area is clear.”
The accident happened at 3:45 p.m., just north Eisenhower Junior High School.
Police are still investigating the crash.
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