2 hospitalized after auto-pedestrian accident at Salt Lake airport

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two people were hospitalized following an auto-pedestrian accident Wednesday at Salt Lake City International Airport, police said.

Two women and a juvenile girl were crossing a passenger pickup lane when they were hit by a vehicle around 6 p.m., Airport Police Sgt. Geno Garcia said.

The girl and one of the women were taken to Intermountain Medical Center. Their condition and the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately released.

"It appears to just be a very, very bad accident," Garcia said.

The passenger pickup lane was shut down while the Utah Highway Patrol helped airport authorities investigate the crash, according to Garcia.

The driver of the vehicle was reportedly cooperative with police. The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.

The pedestrians, who had just arrived at the airport, were in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, Garcia said.

Most motorists at the airport are good about obeying the 10 mph speed limit, he said, but pedestrians should remain alert.

"Pay attention to the rules of the road. … Take the extra time and be cautious," Garcia said.

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