A Jeep hit a Cottonwood Heights toddler Friday afternoon after he broke free from his parents and bolted into speeding traffic.
The accident happened about 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Fort Union Blvd. and Park Center Dr., according to Cottonwood Heights Sgt. Scott Peck. The child, who Peck described as 2-years-old or younger, ran into traffic while his parents looked away and was struck by a Jeep Cherokee with lifts. He then "violently bounced into the air" before landing near the curb.
An ambulance transported the boy to Primary Children's Hospital, but Peck said he was doing surprisingly well and would be kept overnight merely for observation.