Man hit by SUV in Millcreek, condition improving

Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-05 13:56:03-04

A 20-year-old man's condition is improving after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday in Millcreek.

According to police, the man began running across the street just as the light turned green around 11:40 a.m.

A woman was beginning to accelerate to turn left through the intersection of 3300 South and Wasatch Drive at the same time.  She was traveling at a slow speed when the vehicle hit the man.

"This pedestrian was crossing westbound, he had a red light," said Lt. Hoyal.  "They said he appeared to just take off running as if he was trying to get across the intersection to beat the traffic."

The victim was taken to University Hospital in extremely critical condition.  On Thursday, he was upgraded to critical condition.