Man in critical condition after auto-pedestrian crash in Kearns

Posted at 8:58 PM, Jan 31, 2015

KEARNS, Utah – Police are investigating after an auto-pedestrian crash in Kearns left a man in critical condition Saturday night.

Unified Police Department officials stated at about 8:40 p.m. they were investigating an accident at 5400 South Northwest Avenue. Police stated that a victim is in critical condition. Sunday, officials said the man remained in critical condition.

A 62-year-old male was crossing 5400 South in a crosswalk but against a red light when he was struck by a black Lexus being driven by a 16-year-old female. There were no other injuries reported.

Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department, said the driver of the car has been cooperative in the investigation. Hoyal said preliminary information makes it appear that speed was not a factor. He said visibility could have been an issue, given that the crash occurred at night.