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Child dies after being hit by SUV in South Jordan; other child in stable condition

Jul 7, 2022, 12:15 PM

(Debbie Worthen, KSL TV)...

(Debbie Worthen, KSL TV)

(Debbie Worthen, KSL TV)

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — One of the two children who were critically injured in an auto-pedestrian crash on Wednesday has died, according to police.

Both children were hospitalized after an SUV struck them while they were riding an electric bike in the bike lane on 11400 South.

“We are heartbroken to learn that a child in our community has passed away today,” said South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey. “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by this loss and truly tragic accident.”

The other child who was injured is now in stable, but serious condition.

The crash happened near the intersection of 2200 West and 11400 South just before noon Wednesday.

Sgt. Eric Anderson with the South Jordan Police Department said the boys were heading east on 11400 South when, for some reason, the driver drifted into the bike lane, hitting the boys and dragging them up to 150 feet before coming to a stop.

The driver of the black GMC Yukon, a 44-year-old female, has fully cooperated with investigators and police do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

A woman who lives near the crash scene said this was the second time in the last couple of months she had seen a medical helicopter pick someone up in this area of 11400 South.

Two boys on a bike critically injured in South Jordan crash

“It’s just frustrating and concerning,” Lyndsie Keele said.

Keele said the busy road is getting even busier and something needs to change.

“It’s just getting really scary because we have so many kids in this neighborhood.”

South Jordan police continue to investigate what caused the driver to veer into the bike lane.

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Child dies after being hit by SUV in South Jordan; other child in stable condition