Man hit by car, then hit again and again in West Valley City

By Erin Alberty

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 4, 2014 07:47AM
Updated: February 3, 2014 10:51PM

A pedestrian trying to cross a West Valley City road was hit last week by three separate cars — two of which ran over him while he was lying “helpless in the street,” police say.

The man, 49, was crossing 4000 West near 4215 South about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a car, police Dep. Chief Mike Powell said in a statement Monday. The driver stopped to call 911 and several other passers-by tried to help the victim and block the road with their cars. But two other vehicles heading north drove around the crash scene and ran over the victim, Powell said. They left the scene.

The man suffered several broken bones and remains in recovery at a hospital, Powell said.

One of the cars is described as a smaller, light-colored vehicle; the other was described as an SUV, possibly darker-colored.

Anyone who noticed the stopped traffic or drove around the crash area is asked to call police at 801-840-40000.

Erin Alberty