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Good samaritan critical after being hit by car in Taylorsville
First Published Mar 11 2014 09:05 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 10:28 pm

A 35-year-old man, trying to help people involved in an earlier crash, was fighting for his life after being struck by a car on Redwood Road in Taylorsville Tuesday morning.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the man, Anthony Rodriguez, was hit at 7:38 a.m. while walking in the southbound lanes near 5225 South. Rodriguez, who lives nearby, had just called 911 after witnessing a two-car collision in the intersection at Redwood Road and 5200 South.

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He reportedly was checking on the drivers and passengers, who turned out not to have been injured.

"Witnesses said he was hit by a car that had a green light, and the 21-year-old [male] driver didn’t see him in time," Hoyal said.

Rodriguez was taken by ground ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. By 2 p.m., Unified police announced he was "extremely critical."

Hoyal said that clearing the scene from the previous accident and investigating the auto-pedestrian incident restricted traffic through the area for about two hours.

— Tribune reporter Michael McFall contributed to this story.


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