Police: Springville girl hospitalized after being hit by truck in crosswalk
Oct 25, 2022, 11:10 AM | Updated: Nov 3, 2023, 3:58 pm
SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Police say a girl who was hit by a pickup truck while walking to Springville High School has been hospitalized.
The crash happened Tuesday morning near 620 S. Canyon Road, which is just a few blocks from the high school.
The driver of the pickup truck was cooperating with police.
Officers told KSL TV’s Matt Rascon the girl was taken to an area hospital but did not provide an update on her condition.
This is the crosswalk she was crossing. And you can see where the pickup ended up behind it. We’re just a few blocks from the high school where she was headed. So sad. Still waiting to learn more about how she’s doing. #ksltv pic.twitter.com/VqZclZpVZP
— Matt Rascon (@MattRasconNews) October 25, 2022
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news of a Springville High student getting hit by a car,” said Lana Hiskey, communications director for the Nebo School District. “Springville High has a crisis team here at the high school that includes counselors to assist any student or faculty member. Some students were in the area at the time of the accident. We ask parents to take time to visit with their students during this difficult time. We will continue to have resources available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and pray for a full recovery.”
“It’s just heartbreaking for sure for the family — for their daughter to be injured in that way,” said Springville Police Chief Lance Haight. “Our hearts go out to them and we’re praying for them as well. It affects the whole community.”
Police said the 17-year-old high school senior suffered serious injuries.
“It’s a rough day for everybody,” Haight said. “We were thankful to hear that she was still alive and actively being treated.”
Police are investigating whether the girl was in the crosswalk at the time she was struck. The Highway Patrol is assisting local police with the accident reconstruction.