Driver hits two pedestrians in Park City, both sent to hospital
February 15, 2014
A driver hit two pedestrians at a busy Park City intersection Thursday evening, requiring both of them to be taken to the hospital, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Trooper Steven Crowe said a man and a woman from California in Park City for a ski trip were crossing Kearns Boulevard from north to south at the Park Avenue intersection at 6:30 p.m. A driver was turning from southbound Park Avenue to eastbound Kearns Boulevard and did not see the pedestrians, hitting them both, Crowe said.
Two ambulances took the victims, who are both in their 30s, to the Park City Medical Center. The man was later taken by ambulance to a hospital in Murray, Crowe said. He suffered injuries to his face, including fractured bones around at least one eye socket, Crowe said. The woman suffered minor injuries and was released from the Park City Medical Center later that evening, he said.
The driver is from Heber and in his 30s, according to Crowe. He was ticketed on a count of driving with a suspended license, he said. Additional charges are under consideration, including failing to yield to a pedestrian, Crowe said. The pedestrians are believed to have had the right of way, he said.