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2 teen girls injured in ATV accident in Utah County

Published: Friday, Aug. 15 2014 4:09 p.m. MDT

Two 15-year-old girls riding an ATV were injured on state Route 73 after they were hit by a passenger car Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. One of the victims was flown to University Hospital and other was transported by ground to Intermountain Medical Center, according to Utah Highway Patrol. Both are in critical condition, but injuries are not life-threatening.

Utah Highway Patrol

FAIRFIELD, Utah County — Two 15-year-old girls were injured Friday when their ATV collided with an SUV.

Just after 10:30 a.m., the girls, whose names were not immediately released, were riding an ATV near Five Mile Pass on the Utah-Tooele county border when they attempted to cross state Route 73.

"It appears that they didn't look before crossing the road," Utah Department of Public Safety spokesman Joe Dougherty said.

The girls were struck broadside by a PT Cruiser that had tried to stop as the ATV attempted to cross the road, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

The impact propelled one girl over the top of the vehicle, and the other was tossed to the shoulder of the road, Dougherty said.

The girls were last listed in serious condition at local hospitals.

— Pat Reavy

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