WEST JORDAN, Utah — A two-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car while he was playing with his brother in their West Jordan neighborhood.

“It really shocked me,” said Marie Petersen, recalling the neighborhood news she heard Friday night.

In Peterson’s West Jordan neighborhood, kids are the norm.

“I see them all the time when they come home from school,” she said. “Kids running around, playing.”

Unfortunately, so are careless drivers.