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Police: Woman hit on Bangerter Highway after she gets out of moving car

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-14 09:35:32-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A 42-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car as she got out of a moving vehicle on Bangerter Highway, according to police Friday night.

At approximately 9:40 p.m., West Valley City police responded to the area of 4700 South on Bangerter Highway on a report of an auto-pedestrian accident.

Police say a woman was arguing with her husband in their vehicle when she decided to get out of the car as they were traveling at the speed limit at about 50 mph. The woman’s husband slowed down to stop her.

Police say as their vehicle was almost stopped when the woman stepped out into the next lane of traffic and she was hit by a passing car traveling at about 50 mph.

Preliminary investigations show no drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

The woman was taken to Intermountain Medical Center. As of Friday night police reported her in critical condition.

No other injuries were sustained in the crash.

It is unknown at this point if charges will be filed.

Bangerter Highway was shut down for about two to three hours between 4100 South and 4700 South.