Police: Driver May Have Struck Child On Scooter Intentionally

May 31, 2019, 2:44 PM | Updated: 10:18 pm

DRAPER, Utah — A man has been booked into jail after police said initial investigation suggested he intentionally struck an 11-year-old girl on a scooter with his vehicle.

The 11 year old went to a nearby hospital in serious condition. The driver, 19-year-old Steven Becky, was also transported to a hospital before being booked into jail.

Steven Becky

Steven Becky, Courtesy Utah County Jail

The incident took place at 15051 S Winged Bluff Ln in Draper at 8:26 Friday morning.

The area where this occurred is actually in Utah County and Becky has been booked into Utah County Jail on charges of attempted criminal homicide and DUI with serious bodily injuries.

A home-security camera allegedly captured the collision in its entirety, that video has not been released to the public.


WATCH LIVE: Draper police are speaking after an 11 year old was hit by a car while riding a scooter, police said earlier the driver may have made the move intentionally.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Friday, May 31, 2019

Clark Santos said his smartphone alerts for his security camera woke him up this morning. When he looked outside he saw the aftermath of the collision.

“I looked at it, reviewed it and I saw the whole thing happen,” Santos said. “I saw the car coming from the left side of the road, which is unusual, coming straight at her, hit her, flipped her on the windshield and she landed right about here and then she just started screaming.”

Santos shared his video with police. Chief Eining said seeing it led them to believe the driver acted intentionally.

“This is not what I would describe (as) somebody who veered into the gal or drifted into the gal,” he said. “My description would be that this is somebody that turned into this gal.”

He expressed gratitude for the availability of video to the investigation.

The victim and suspect are not related, but police said Becky knows the victim through family members.

The girl was wearing a helmet at the time and received non life-threatening injuries, according to the chief. He also said the incident likely happened too quickly for her to have avoided the crash or seen the car coming.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Pat Reavy

Utah sex offender charged with kidnapping teen girl from Arizona he met on TikTok

A West Valley man previously convicted of sexually extorting a teen girl is now charged with driving to Arizona to take a different teen girl back to his home in Utah where he sexually assaulted her.
21 hours ago
(North View Fire District)...
Madison Swenson

Cars crash into Utah building and residence in separate incidents

Two buildings in Pleasant View were damaged Tuesday after cars crashed into them.
21 hours ago
Shara Park

Raise the Future chosen as Team Giannis’ beneficiary for NBA All-Star Game

As the NBA All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City approaches, several local charities have been chosen as beneficiaries, including Raise the Future, KSL TV’s Wednesday's Child partner.
21 hours ago
emergency lights...
Larry D. Curtis

Utah worker’s arm partially amputated after coat is pulled into machinery

A man in his 20s suffered a partial amputation of his arm in an accident with an auger.
21 hours ago
K-9 Flash and Detective Burton with their award. (Woods Cross Police Department)...
Michael Houck

Woods Cross K-9 earns top award in the nation for arrests

A Woods Cross Police Department K-9 duo received a national reward for their police work on Tuesday. 
21 hours ago
Karl Malone smiles at retirement...
Chandler Hold, KSL Sports

Complete history of Utah Jazz players in NBA’s All-Star Game

Since 1976, the Utah Jazz have had 16 players combine for 50 appearances in the annual NBA All-Star game.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Police: Driver May Have Struck Child On Scooter Intentionally