Granger High student hit by car, hospitalized in critical condition

Sep 19, 2023, 1:06 PM | Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 5:47 pm

UPDATE: The student hit by a car remains in the hospital, but police said “his condition is improving. He is expected to survive.”

WEST VALLEY CITY — A student from Granger High School is in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a car.

According to the West Valley City Police Department, the 15-year-old student was hit while running across 3450 West just north of 3500 South when struck.

Police said the teen darted out between two vehicles and the white SUV headed south hit him.

“The 15-year-old is actually a student of Granger High School which is right around the corner and at 11:54 a.m. that would have been lunchtime, a lot of the kids congregate here at this McDonalds and a lot of these restaurants here in this area so were assuming he was on lunch break,” Lt. M.T. Johnson with West Valley City Police Department said.

The student was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Johnson said the driver was going the speed limit at the time of the crash and that speed was not a factor in the crash.

Granger High School released the following statement:

“Granger Families & Friends:

We do not have all the details yet, but a Granger student was struck by a car over by West Lake Junior High School a short while ago. We are working with the student’s family, law enforcement, and emergency crews to provide the necessary support.

We are getting calls and questions about an emergency protocol being initiated at our school location. We have not enacted any protocols and have not had any issues or need to do so on our campus today. School is proceeding as normal. Thank you for your support.”

The identity of the student has not been released.

“It’s a good reminder to use your crosswalks and check both ways before you cross the street,” Johnson said.

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