Two men hit by car in Midvale expected to recover, police say

Posted at 7:14 AM, Nov 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-23 09:14:58-05

MIDVALE — Two men are expected to make a full recovery after being hit by a car in a Midvale crosswalk when they reportedly ran against the flow of traffic Friday night, police said.

The pedestrians were crossing at the intersection of 900 East and Fort Union Boulevard without a flashing walk sign, Unified police said.

Witnesses say the men, in their 20s, reportedly ran across the street when a driver, who had a green light, hit them. The driver was really not at fault in this case, police said.

“As they were running in the pedestrian lane, the car had the green light and they darted right out in front of the car – just going too fast for her to react,” said Unified Police Lt. Steve Shreeve.

The two men were taken to Intermountain Medical Center and were reported to be in stable condition.

Police remind pedestrians to only cross when the walk lights are flashing and to be aware of their surroundings.