Layton High student hospitalized after being hit by cars
Nov 2, 2021, 7:59 AM | Updated: Nov 3, 2023, 3:59 pm
LAYTON, Utah — A 15-year-old student at Layton High School has been hospitalized after she was hit by two cars on Wasatch Drive, according to police.
The crash occurred Tuesday morning near the school, where classes begin at 7:30 a.m.
Lt. Riley Richins with the Layton Police Department told KSL NewsRadio the driver of the first car jumped out to help before she was hit again.
“The driver got out and attended to the victim. While that was happening, another car that was back a few vehicles struck the victim as well for a second time,” says Lt. Richins.
Officers closed northbound Wasatch Drive in the area until approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said the girl was in serious condition, and they have not given a cause for the crash.
.@Layton police say a 15 y/o girl walking to Layton High this morning was hit by a car. That car stopped to check on the girl, and then was hit by a second car. She is in serious condition at a local hospital. #KSLTV pic.twitter.com/uBrRQ3cJED
— Tamara Vaifanua (@TamaraVaifanua) November 2, 2021
“Speed does not appear to be a factor. According to all the witnesses, the vehicles were all traveling at a safe speed,” Richins said.
Richins said drivers need to slow down when it’s dark and rainy and pay extra attention to their surroundings, because it’s very difficult to see people out on the road.
Davis School District officials are also hoping people will follow that advice.
Administrators said there are counselors available at Layton High School if students are taking this news especially hard and want to talk about it.
In 2016, a Layton High junior was hit and killed by a vehicle while crossing Fort Lane, which runs along the east side of the school, in a crosswalk.
Wasatch Drive runs along the west side of the school before curving and running along the north side of the building.
Utah saw a series of fatal crashes over Halloween weekend, including an auto-pedestrian crash that killed a 13-year-old Taylorsville boy who was trick-or-treating.