ACCIDENTS & INJURIES

Boy hit by car in Eagle Mountain expected to recover, family says

Dec 28, 2023, 6:12 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2023, 11:37 am

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — The family of a 10-year-old boy hit by a car in Eagle Mountain Tuesday said doctors are optimistic the boy will make a full recovery.

His aunt, Kristen Wardle, told KSL TV his family has seen miracles over the last few days. The boy’s family wants to keep his identity private.

“It was scary. The moment we didn’t know what the outcome would be,” Wardle said.

The collision happened at the intersection of Pony Express Parkway and Porters Crossing just after 2 p.m.

Wardle said her nephew and others were waiting to cross the street at that intersection when the boy stumbled on the road while a car was turning.

The boy sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital. Wardle said her nephew was moved out of the pediatric intensive care unit late Wednesday.

“My nephew is a fighter,” Wardle said. “He’s got the most tender and sweetest heart ever.”

She said her nephew is concerned for the people who were with him at the time of the accident.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the driver stayed on scene. Wardle said she hopes the accident serves as a reminder to drivers and pedestrians alike to be alert.

“We just don’t know if someone is going to dart in front of a car, we don’t know what’s going to come around that next corner,” she said. “We just need to be more alert and more in the moment, than thinking we’re above and beyond that.”

Wardle said she and her family are grateful for everyone’s prayers and support. She hopes people will pray for the driver involved as well.

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