Four Pedestrians Struck at U of U

Four Pedestrians Struck at U of U

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(KSL News) -- Four people are recovering this afternoon after being hit by a van while crossing the street.

It happened early this morning as students were rushing to get to class. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

Police say the driver of a tan mini-van didn't see the four University of Utah students this morning.

Four Pedestrians Struck at U of U

They were in a crosswalk at 8 o'clock on the U campus. The accident happened near the new Trax-line round-about, east of Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Police say it had nothing to do with Trax, but rather the early morning light.

Ben Lemmon, University of Utah Police Dept.: "We do know that the vehicle operator did not see them because of the early morning sun, and struck all of them as a result."

Four Pedestrians Struck at U of U

Police are still trying to determine if the students were crossing with or against the traffic light, or if the car was in violation.

All four were sent to the hospital with injuries and are now listed in fair condition.

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