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Teenage boy in critical condition after being struck by truck in Summit County

Jan 12, 2023, 9:54 PM | Updated: 9:57 pm
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A teenage boy suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after being struck by a truck in Summit County. 

According to Summit County officials, two teenage boys were riding four-wheelers on Echo Road. One boy pulled over to the shoulder, while the other was in the travel lane. Officials say the incident occurred around 5:58 p.m.

Officials say the boy on the highway turned off his four-wheeler, which turned the lights off on his four-wheeler. A truck traveling Echo Road struck the boy as the driver didn’t see him. The boy was sent airborne, but it’s unclear how far he went. 

The boy was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. The driver, who is cooperating with authorities, suffered minor injuries.

“The boy that had parked out on the roadway turned off his four-wheeler, which turns the lights off, we believe he was attempting to call his mother,” said Cpt. Andrew Wright, of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. 
 
Mark Jackson contributed to this report.

 

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