Two children hit by truck near Cache County Fairgrounds

Intersection of 300 South and 400 West. 

<strong>LOGAN —</strong> A brother and sister were hit by a pickup truck as they were walking to the Cache County Fair, Friday night.

According to Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge, the 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy were walking south on 400 West when they attempted to cross 300 South. Budge said the children were following behind the rest of their family when they attempted to cross the unmarked intersection.

The teenage driver of the pickup was travelling west on 300 South when the two children ran out in front of him. Because of the number of parked cars along the street in the area, Budge said visibility was limited. The driver said he didn’t see the children until it was too late.

The children were transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital. Budge said the 8-year-old boy had a compound fracture to his leg. He was later transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center. The 10-year-old girl underwent an MRI exam Friday night. It was expected that she would stay at Logan Regional Hospital.

Budge said the driver and his passenger were travelling at a low-rate of speed and had the right-of-way. No citations were issued but an investigation into the accident is continuing.

Budge said he plans to ask the Logan City Council to look at ways of improving parking around the fairgrounds. “There needs to be either clearly marked crosswalks or red curbs, prohibiting parking within 15 feet of intersections.”

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