Teen hospitalized after being hit by car in Centerville crosswalk
Nov 9, 2022, 1:52 PM | Updated: Nov 16, 2022, 12:47 pm
CENTERVILLE, Utah — A 16-year-old girl was hospitalized Wednesday after she was hit by a car in a marked crosswalk in Centerville.
The incident happened at 2025 N. Main Street at approximately 11:28 a.m.
Chief Paul Child with the Centerville Police Department said the girl was crossing Main Street in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a Toyota Highlander being driven by an 82-year-old woman.
“Although this crosswalk is a school crossing for kids going to and from Reading Elementary School, it was not an active school crossing zone at that time,” read a Wednesday afternoon press release from the Centerville Police Department.
The victim was thrown approximately 60 to 80 miles south of the crosswalk, according to the release.
Child said she sustained “very significant” injuries and was transported to Intermountain Medical Center via ambulance. According to the release, she is currently listed in critical condition with multiple head and torso injuries.
“The parents were located by Centerville PD and were notified of the situation,” the release stated.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
“The caution again for drivers to be aware of their surroundings and watch for pedestrians in crosswalks,” Child said.
According to Child, there was a light drizzle in the area when the crash occurred.
“The roadway wasn’t wet,” he added.
Child said the driver has been cooperative with the investigation and stopped at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in both directions for about an hour Wednesday morning but has since reopened.
A GoFundMe* page was set up for the victim — later identified as Maya Staples — shortly thereafter.
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