A 3 year old Eagle Mountain girl is in Primary Children's Medical Center after she was run over by a car near her home. She is in critical condition.
*** UPDATE *** The 3 year old girl injured in the auto pedestrian crash in Eagle Mountain on Friday, July 28 has died. After being flown by LifeFlight to Primary Children's Medical Center the girl, Charlie C. Nielson, age three, was in critical condition on life support. This evening family made the decision to remove life support and Charlie died shortly before 7:00 PM.
On July 28, 2017, at about 6:25 PM, a 3 year old Eagle Mountain girl was run over by a car on the street in front of her home. The girl was at a park across the street from her home when a 23 year old Eagle Mountain woman was driving south on Wycliffe Way. The driver stopped to let another child cross the street in front of her. At about that time the girl's mother, standing in the doorway of her home about 50 feet away, called to her daughter, who then started to cross the street. The driver of the Audi SUV began to drive again as the girl stepped out from behind another parked car. The driver of the Audi could not see the girl and ran over the child. Just after the spot where the girl was run over was a speed bump and it took a few moments for the driver to realize she had hit a child. The driver immediately called 911. Two Deputies arrived in less than a minute, followed by paramedics with Unified Fire Authority. After treating the child she was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center by LifeFlight medical helicopter. The girl is in critical condition and is still being treated. After reviewing video from a nearby security system Deputies determined that the driver was not speeding. Investigators also believe she was not distracted and there is no evidence of impairment. The driver submitted to a blood test and has given her phone to investigators for evaluation. Updates will be provided as they develop.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO