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Student flown to hospital after being hit by car outside elementary school in Layton

Posted at 9:13 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 13:26:00-04

LAYTON, Utah -- A student was flown to a hospital after being hit by a car outside of an elementary school in Layton Thursday morning.

Lt. Travis Lyman of Layton Police said an 8-year-old boy was hit by a car near 1920 North Alder Street, near Lincoln Elementary. The crash occurred at 8:41 a.m.

The boy is a student at the school and had just been dropped off by a relative. Lyman said the boy jumped out of that relative's car as she was pulled off to the side of the road.

"It sounds like he ran around the front of the car and straight out into the road," Lyman said. "Another northbound car that was coming by at the time hit him. Witnesses say that that car was actually going fairly slow, so [speed] doesn't look to be a factor."

The boy was struck by a man driving a Hummer and suffered serious injuries to his lower legs. After the child was flown to Primary Children's Hospital, police said they learned his injuries were less severe than expected.

The boy suffered a broken bone and some road rash but is expected to be released from the hospital "in a day or so", according to Layton PD.

The driver stopped immediately and remained on the scene.

The child was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.