WEST VALLEY CITY — A 19-year-old man was taken to the Intermountain Medical Center by helicopter on Wednesday after he was hit by two vehicles while attempting to cross Redwood Road.

Jesse Juan Garcia, of West Valley City, may have been trying to run across the busy road when he was hit by the northbound vehicles, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Southam.

Officers do not know why he didn't use a pedestrian bridge located about 200 feet away.

Garcia was in critical condition following the 6:45 p.m. crash, helicopter medical personnel told Southam. Information on his condition later in the evening was unavailable.