12-year-old boy hit by car in Cottonwood Heights, police say suspected DUI
Oct 16, 2023, 8:50 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2023, 9:15 am
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Fort Union Blvd. Monday evening.
According to Sgt. Gary Young with the Cottonwood Heights Police Department, at approximately 5:08 p.m. the boy was holding an orange flag to indicate he was crossing.
Young said two cars traveling eastbound were approaching the crosswalk at this time. However, only one noticed the boy was crossing. The adult female in the other car drove through the crosswalk striking him.
Following this, the boy was transported to a local hospital. At this time, he is in critical condition but is stable, according to Young.
The driver who hit the boy was processed for suspected DUI.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information is made available.