Two pedestrians struck outside SLC airport terminal

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A 48-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child were injured Wednesday night after they were hit by a vehicle outside of a terminal in the passenger pick-up area at Salt Lake City International Airport, and police said the driver of the vehicle will likely face charges.

FOX 13 News first heard reports of the crash shortly after 6 p.m.

The victims were transported to hospitals by ground ambulances and in critical condition, and police said the family was visiting from out of town and were going to be picked up when the collision occurred.

The crash occurred in the passenger pick-up area at terminal one, and police said the victims were within a crosswalk when they were hit. Police say the vehicle was traveling in reverse when it struck them, and after they were hit, the vehicle kept going and impacted a wall.

The passenger pick-up zone in that area was closed while crews investigated the incident.

There are a series of three roads that people moving from the terminal to the parking garage must cross, and the crash occurred in the roadway nearest to the parking garage.

Airport officials told FOX 13 the driver caused about $25,000 in damage to one of the buildings at the airport. While factors like speed are still being investigated, police said it's likely the driver will face charges of at least reckless driving.



  • Mary

    My brother works there and I thank god he didn’t get hit he’s been hit by a truck and survived, he also seen what happened. I hope the victims recover.


    People should be required to undergo background checks by the FBI before being allowed to operate 4,000 pound vehicles made of steel that are capable of killing and injuring people.

    • laytonian

      ^^^^^ Another gun-shover who confuses the unlimited carnage of guns with already-regulated vehicles.
      Can’t these trolls at least shut their pie-holes at Christmas and have a bit of sympathy for a family that’s injured?

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