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Pedestrian in critical condition after crash in Taylorsville

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 17:02:04-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A pedestrian was hit and injured by a vehicle Sunday evening in Taylorsville.

The accident occurred at 4430 S. Atherton Dr. (approximately 800 West).

Just after 5 p.m., a minivan was traveling westbound on 4430 South when witnesses say the driver ran a red light. The vehicle hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

The 36-year-old man was taken to Intermountain Medical Center and is in "extremely critical condition," Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler told FOX 13.

Police spoke to the driver, who told them the sun was in his eyes. Cutler said there were no immediate signs of impairment.

Cutler also advised drivers to be extra careful during times when the setting sun is glaring. Drivers should wear sunglasses, use their vehicle's sun visor, and make sure windows and windshields are clean to avoid making the glare worse. She added that it's important to slow down if necessary to make sure you can see what's ahead of you.

A relative of the victim has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for his treatment.