UPDATE: Student hit by car in West Valley City in stable condition

Student hit by car in West Valley City. (Photo: West Valley Police Department)

UPDATE: Dec. 12, 2017, 4:29 p.m. - Boy injured in auto pedestrian accident in front of Kennedy Junior High underwent surgery and is now in stable condition, according to West Valley Police.

(KUTV) - A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital unconscious Tuesday morning after getting hit by car near Kennedy Junior High in West Valley City.

The boy's mother dropped him off at school on the opposite side of the street.

According to police, the boy got out of the car and ran across the road toward the school. He was not in a crosswalk.

Police say the driver reported not seeing the child, and was not speeding. Fog may have played a factor in the crash.

The child was taken to the hospital in serious condition with head trauma.

"...There's a somber mood in the school. We're very concerned for him and his family," said Ben Horsely, a spokesman for the Granite School District.

This is the second time in a week that a Granite School District student has been hit by a car.

The previous student hit, only four days prior, was a 7-year-old student of Hillside Elementary. The child was released from the hospital in a wheelchair on Monday.

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