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Sandy teen remains in critical condition after accident

Published April 16, 2012 10:22 am

Accident • Boy, brothers walking home after church.
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A Sandy teenager who was hit by a car while trying to cross a street in Sandy, remained in critical condition Monday morning with head trauma.

A spokeswoman at Primary Children's Medical Center said Dylan Gibbs, 14, remained at the Salt Lake City hospital.

Gibbs was crossing 10600 South near 390 East about 4:40 p.m. Sunday with his two older brothers when he was hit by a pickup, police said.

The boys — who were walking home from church — were not crossing in a marked crosswalk when the accident happened.

Witnesses told police that motorists in the inside lane saw Gibbs when he stepped out into the street from the center median, but the 20-year-old driver of a Ford Ranger in the outside lane didn't see the him until he ran out into traffic.

Police said Monday accident scene is near a walking trail. The trail isn't heavily used, but its location makes it a natural place for people to cross 10600 South. It's also near the under-construction TRAX line to Draper.

Traffic engineers will likely look into the accident to determine if another painted crosswalk is needed, police said.

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