Hit and run accident on I-215 sends two children to the hospital

TAYLORSVILLE, UTAH (ABC 4 UTAH) - Troopers are looking for a black or dark green truck this morning after it caused an accident on Interstate 215 late Thursday night.


Two children were taken to a hospital after the accident. One of them is in critical condition. Troopers said this is a serious accident that could have gone better if the kids were buckled in correctly.


A family, like many, was traveling down I-215 near Redwood Road Thursday night. Then a truck pulling a trailer was weaving in and out of traffic around 10:30 PM.


“Witnesses tell us that a truck pulling a trailer was traveling without lights both on the trailer and on the truck itself,” said Sgt. Wyatt Weber with the Utah Highway Patrol.


That driver then hit the back of the car and spun it out of control before crashing it into a wall.


“We had a 7-year-old transported to IMC in critical condition and a 4-year-old transported with non life threatening injuries,” said the Sergeant.


That driver did not stop to check on the family or file a report.


“We would appreciate the public's help in locating that truck. It is a dark colored full sized truck pulling a utility trailer. Nothing on the trailer but possibly a lock box. That truck should have damage to the right front of the truck,” said Sgt. Weber.


The car that crashed had 1 adult and 4 children inside.


“It appears that none of the 4 children were properly restrained. There are no child seats, no booster seats in the vehicle,” says Sgt. Weber.


Because the kids weren’t buckled down, the accident caused the kids to be tossed around inside the car.


“While the crash was serious, it is highly likely that those injuries could have been much less had the children been properly restrained,” Sgt. Weber added.


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