Teenager in critical condition following crash in Salt LakeUPDATED 11:48 PM HST Mar 13, 2014Video Transcript
hit by car, as he was riding a skateboard. Good evening, I'm YUNJI DE NIES... Kenny Choi has the night off. It happened in Salt Lake, at the intersection of Salt Lake Boulevard and Maluna Street. KITV4's Brenton Awa was at the scene and has our top story tonight. 1400 "YUNJI -- THE INTERSECTION BEHIND US IS WHERE IT HAPPENED -- POLICE TELL US THAT THREE KIDS WERE SKATEBOARDI NG DOWN THIS HILL, WHEN ONE GOT HIT." 1132 "IT'S LIKE A HIGHWAY OUT HERE AND THEY'RE PLAYING WITH THEIR LIVES, IT'S NOT WORTH IT." Salt Lake residents say they see it all the time. Kids speeding through the neighborhood on skate-boards and scooters. ...and while they say it happens daily -- these residents have never seen someone get hit until now. 1136 "RIDING DOWN THE HILL, IT'S NOT WORTH IT, LIFE IS SHORT, THERE'S NO REASON TO BE RIDING DOWN THAT HILL AT ALL." Police tell us the three kids that were riding down Maluna Street rolled into the intersection at Salt Lake Boulevard on a red light. Two cars that had the green stopped -- one didn't. That's when this Dodge Durango hit one of the skate-boarders -- carrying him from one crosswalk -- to the other -- and leaving him in critical condition. EMS took the 13-year-old to the hospital. FILE TAPE This isn't the first time a skate-boarder's crashed into a car in the area. Two years ago -- an 11-year-old ended up in the hospital after colliding with a handi-van just a couple of blocks away from today's scene. Some residents say people need to pay more attention to this problem. 1222 "WEAR A HELMET AND STAY OUT OF THE STREET, YOUR LIFE AINT WORTH IT." 1453 "THE TWO EASTBOUND LANES OF SALT LAKE BOULEVARD WERE CLOSED AROUND FIVE THIS EVENING. THEY WERE RE-OPENED ABOUT TWO HOURS LATER. REPORTING IN SALT LAKE, BRENTON AWA KITV4 NEWS."