Broken street light may have caused auto-pedestrian crash

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 18:12:29-05

OGDEN, Utah -- Three people are in critical condition after they were hit by a truck while crossing the street in Ogden on Saturday night.

Ogden police said the three females were crossing Washington Boulevard around 10:35 p.m. after they left a movie theater when they were hit by a 1999 Isuzu pickup truck.

Police identified the adult victims as Marjorie Bell, 83, and Rose Flygare, 72. According to police, both have pelvic fractures and one suffered a fractured femur.

The third victim was a 12-year-old girl who suffered a skull fracture. Officials have not released her name as she is a juvenile.

The three are in critical condition but stable.

The street lights on Washington Boulevard along the 2400 block near the Peery's Egyptian Theater were out Saturday night. Officials said the driver likely did not see the victims.

There have been several complaints from residents that this stretch of road is dangerous.

"We've asked UDOT to put some pedestrian lights in that would help notify and remind drivers that there's a mid block crossing and people will be going by," said Mark Johnson, Ogden City chief administrator officer.

The lights were repaired by Rocky Mountain Power on Sunday. If the lights go out again, Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell said the city will add temporary lighting and work with police to provide flashing lights at the crosswalk.