Three people in critical condition after being hit by car in Sandy

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SANDY, Utah -- Three people were taken to hospitals in critical condition after they were hit by a car while inside a crosswalk and on their way to the Festival of Trees in Sandy Thursday night.

Lt. Dean Carriger of the Sandy Police Department confirms three people were hit by a car at 9400 South and 300 East, near the South Towne Expo Center, where the Festival of Trees is being held.

Police said the crash occurred just after 7 p.m. as a group of people were walking to the Festival of Trees and crossing at a crosswalk. Police say pedestrians had the walk signal while drivers were facing a red light.

Initial information indicates a 17-year-old driver went through the red light and struck a man and two women believed to be between the ages of 40 and 60.

The pedestrians were taken to a hospital in critical condition while the driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

 

The Utah Department of Transportation states east and westbound lanes are closed at 9400 South and 300 East.

Fox 13 News has a crew on the way to the scene, and we'll update this story as more details emerge.

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