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Girl hit by car at airport released from hospital

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SALT LAKE CITY — A young girl injured in an auto-pedestrian accident at Salt Lake City International Airport has been released from the hospital.

About 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, two women and a girl were crossing the road where the passenger curbside pickup area is located when two of them were hit by a vehicle that was backing up, said airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer.

A 48-year-old woman and 4-year-old girl were transported to local hospitals with undisclosed injuries. They had just arrived in Salt Lake City and were in a crosswalk when they were hit.

Volmer said Thursday that the child had been released from Primary Children's Hospital. Updated information about the woman and where the victims are from was not available Thursday.

After the SUV hit the women, it continued going backward, over the curb and came to a stop after hitting the parking garage. Damage to the structure was estimated at $25,000.

No information about the male driver was released Thursday pending completion of the Airport Police Department's investigation, which could take two weeks, Volmer said. The Utah Highway Patrol is assisting by reconstructing the accident scene, she said.

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