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Utah sixth grader recovering in hospital after being hit by car

Oct 20, 2022, 5:03 PM | Updated: Oct 21, 2022, 2:27 pm
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VINEYARD, Utah — A sixth grader at Vineyard Elementary School is in the hospital Thursday after he was hit by a car while riding his scooter to the park.

Lori Bellitti, principal of Vineyard Elementary, told KSL the crash happened around dusk on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The student was riding from his home to the sports park across the street from the school when he was hit.

He was first rushed to Utah Valley Hospital, according to Bellitti, but was then transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital.

As of Thursday afternoon, the child is still at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.

“He’s been in pretty poor condition because he has a traumatic brain injury, but I just got off the phone with his mom and she said today, he made a 180-degree turnaround,” Bellitti said, adding that he’s been in intensive care but has since been moved out.

On Friday, Oct. 21, Bellitti said the entire school will be wearing pink, which is the student’s favorite color, in honor of him.

Authorities have not provided additional information.

A GoFundMe* page has been set up to help the family with medical bills.


*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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