Pedestrian hit, seriously injured after crossing against light in Salt Lake City

Posted at 2:31 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 16:31:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A man suffered serious injuries early Friday morning after he crossed the street against a traffic signal and was clipped by a vehicle.

Salt Lake City Police Department  personnel said the crash occurred at State Street and 1700 South when a 59-year-old man crossed the street around 2 a.m.

A southbound vehicle struck the man, and police believe a side mirror was the point of impact. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital in serious condition but stable condition.

Lt. James Tracy, SLC PD, said the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and crossing against the light. He said it’s unlikely charges will be filed in connection with the crash.

“There’s a very good chance that there won’t be any charges against the victim, most of the time in these kind of situations he’s gonna learn his lesson on his own,” Tracy said. “And the driver, as far as we can tell right now, wasn’t at fault.”

Police say the man who was hit is expected to recover fully.