KEARNS — An 17-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday after police say he was run over by another teen whom he had just knocked to the ground.
The two teens had just left a party with two females early Saturday, when the 17-year-old and 18-year-old Angelo Ginori, who was driving, got into an argument, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.
The argument escalated to the point that Ginori pulled over near 5600 West and 4800 South and the two men got into a fistfight, Hoyal said. The two females convinced Ginori to get back into the vehicle.
He complied, but Hoyal said he was apparently still upset. Ginori allegedly backed over the curb and onto the grass where the 17-year-old was still lying, and ran over him, Hoyal said.
"The victim had multiple broken bones," he said.
A nearby resident called police at 3:48 a.m. to report the injury.
Ginori fled, but rolled his car near 5800 West and 4700 South while trying to get away, Hoyal said. Ginori was still able to get out of his vehicle and run. One of the females was also still in the car at the time. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Responding officers were able to track him to the area near Hunter High School, 4200 S. 5600 West, where they used a police K9 to search for the teen. The dog found Ginori who continued to resist arrest, Hoyal said.
Ginori was treated for dog bites at a local hospital before being booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder.
Hoyal said alcohol was a factor.