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Layton student in serious condition after being hit twice crossing road

Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 15:15:01-04

LAYTON, Utah — A Layton High School student is in serious condition Tuesday after being hit by multiple vehicles while crossing a road near the school.

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The 15-year-old female student was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital following the incident on Wasatch Drive. Police told FOX 13 that the girl was hit not once, but twice as she was crossed the road around 7 a.m.

“One vehicle hit her, which knocked her to the ground, that vehicle pulled over to the side and while the driver of the vehicle got out to tend to the victim, another vehicle hit the victim in the street a second time," said Lt. Riley Richins, with Layton City Police.

The first driver to hit the girl is a fellow student at the school, while the second driver is the parent of a student. Both drivers involved in the accident remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

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Richins added that it was dark and raining at the time which may have contributed to the incident.

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With more rainy and snowy days likely on the horizon, police say this is another reminder for drivers need to slow down near any school zone, especially in the darker, early morning hours.