Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Thursday

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - An 11-year-old boy was hit by a car Thursday afternoon in Saratoga Springs.

Police said the boy was riding his bike on SR-473 and Commerce Drive when he was hit.

Police said the boy was taken to Primary Children's hospital with a fractured leg, broken femur and hyperextended shoulder. The boy is listed in serious condition.

keri1218 - 5/29/2008

His name is Parker and a family friend. He has a fractured femer, fractured skull, dislocated his hip and broke his arm he is in surgery right now getting pins put into his hip and is still in critical condition.

I was just leaving work when I saw this boy get hit right in front of my eyes. The road is a 40 mph road and the boy ran in front of this car on the other side of the lane. It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen in my life. I hope none of you ever have to see anything like that. He went flying like a ragdoll onto the shoulder and it looked like he broke every bone in his little body. He was completely out of it, just passed out on the side of the road. It took a little while to realize what had just happened and if I really saw what I just saw. I pulled off on a side road and called ryan in a panic and absolutely hysterical. He couldn't understand what I was trying to tell him for a while, but he finally heard me and tried to calm me down. I had a 30 minute drive to get home so he stayed on the phone with me almost the entire time. About an hour after it all happened Mimi called me after I text her to make sure maggie always looks both ways before she crossed any street. She asked me what happened and I went into hysterics again while I tried to explain. I hope and pray that parker will be okay, but he has a long road ahead of him. Needless to say I didn't sleep very well that night. The next day I got a call from Daddy, Mimi, Susan and Aubry to make sure I was okay after what I had witnessed. I was a lot better that day after I got to talk to my family. My family is the best:) I felt sick the rest of thursday and most of Friday. Please be careful while you drive and look both ways before you cross the street. Better safe than sorry like poor little Parker and the car that hit him.


Susan said...

Hey! I'm glad you are doing better. How was your weekend? Did you get to go golfing again?

Amber Marie said...

what a terrible thing to witness! I am glad you are feeling better, that is tragic to go through and to witness. hope you get some sleep tonight :)