Man in critical condition after hit and run in West Valley City

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Authorities are searching for a suspect after a 38-year-old man was hit by a car Wednesday night

Officers said Kory Hansen was hit by a car on Redwood Rd. and 2500 S. at about 10 p.m.

According to police, the driver is described as a Hispanic man in a dark-colored 2013 or newer Honda.

The car may have some sort of placard over the back license plate as opposed to a regular license plate, which is required by law.

"There's some reports that the driver was actually driving recklessly as he was coming down Redwood Rd.," West Valley City Police Lt. Scott Buchanan said. "At this point we’re looking for a lone individual who may be of Hispanic descent and was reportedly eating pizza while driving which certainly couldn’t have helped his attention."

Police say the 38-year-old man is in critical condition.

Passers by who were at the scene helped the hit-and-run victim until police and medical assistance arrived on scene.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact West Valley City Police.

Check back with Fox 13 for the latest updates.

12 comments

  • t

    When I lived out in WVC, there were so many people that were swerving all over the road. Half the time you could actually smell weed when you were driving behind them. Had one car that passed me in the turn lane even though I was going 5 over the speed limit. I really don’t miss living out there.

  • TRISH RAMIREZ

    For all the mental light weights like “T”:
    Before you call somebody a racist you first need to study up on the definition.

  • Someone Unknown

    I bet he wasn’t even Hispanic, the windows were probably too tinted or people just assume he’s Hispanic for looking brown. He could be Native American, or Pacific Islander (Tongan, Samoan, & etc.)

  • nancy magee

    i don’t care what color,ethinicity,or origin of this driver! this man is my baby cousin! He was the first baby i held, he charmed all the girls when he was a baby with his big brown eyes, he lost his mother to a battle with cancer not to long ago, she died in his arms! Your talking about a loving,kind,wonderrful human being so let cut the comments about the guy and his pizza.This a person with no soul. My cousin may die or barely live recovering for years at the hand of this man! We as a family have to read this garbage. As I said i don’t care where or what he came from. I want justice for cory!

    • Krys Kay

      Exactly he is a coward… and for all the idiots worrying about what type of pizza and so on .. REALLY??? Think if this ws your family!!!! I grew up next to this family and they are wonderful have some decency not to be dumb*** with your post’s. Better hope the police find him first. Especially after hearing how bad he is tonight. It is so nice people have no lives and nothing better to do than sit on the net and write stupid things. maybe you should take some college classes or volunteer your time to people in need instead of wasting more brain cells trying to think of something so stupid to right. Maybe you should support the family instead. What if this what your family? Would you rather want support or stupidity?

      • keke

        If it was my family I wouldn’t be bothered by reading stupid comments on the news story, I would be in the hospital with my family.

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