One of the teenage girls involved in a traffic accident in West Jordan Wednesday remained in critical condition Thursday.
The girl was one of three injured when their vehicle darted into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason near 2600 West and 9000 South. One vehicle, possibly two, slammed into the girls' car. All three were unconscious when emergency crews arrived. Rescuers had to cut the roof off the car to get them out.
The girls, a 17-year-old and two 16-year-olds, including the driver, attended Itineris Early College High School, 9301 S. Wights Fort Road, on the campus of Salt Lake Community College in West Jordan.
Two of the girls opened their eyes and were conscious Thursday, said West Jordan police Sgt. Greg Butler. The third still had not opened her eyes, but relatives said she was able to sense when they were in the room and squeeze their hands, Butler said.
Crisis counselors from the Jordan School District were sent to Itineris, as well as Hillcrest and Jordan high schools, on Thursday. The girls used to go to those high schools and still had many friends who went there, according to the district.
Itineris is a charter school that accepts high school juniors and seniors for accelerated programs. Its current enrollment is just over 200 students.
Police still were unsure Thursday what caused the car to shoot into oncoming traffic.