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image A tricycle sits outside a home on Silver Fox Drive in Grantsville where a three-year-old girl was hit Wednesday evening in Grantsville.

March 20, 2014
3-year-old Grantsville girl hurt after darting out in front of motorbike

A 3-year-old Grantsville girl was critically injured after being hit by a motorcycle Wednesday evening.

Lt. Steve Barrett with the Grantsville City Police Department, said the girl was playing on the curb near Silver Fox Drive and 850 North at about 5:45 p.m. when she reportedly darted into the road.

A motorcyclist driving down the street tried to stop, but hit her, tossing her to the side of the road.

Barrett said the girl was not breathing and neighbors gave her CPR until medical help arrived. She was flown to a Salt Lake hospital where she was listed Thursday morning in critical but stable condition.

The lieutenant said the girl suffered a broken leg and internal injuries, but was breathing on her own.

The motorcyclist was driving about 20 mph in a 25 mph zone, and tipped his road bike in his attempt to stop, Barrett said. He suffered road rash on his arms and legs in the 20-foot skid but was otherwise uninjured, he added.

Barrett said the investigation is ongoing but officers currently don’t have indications that the motorcyclist was at fault for the incident. He cautioned, however, that could change pending the outcome of the investigation and the progression of the girl’s condition.

“If the child doesn’t make it, then there are other things we have to look at,” he said. “But it looks like she’s going to be OK.” 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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