Two pedestrians struck outside SLC airport terminal

Posted at 7:05 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 21:05:33-05

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.