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Child Pedestrian Hit by Car at LAX Terminal - Critically Injured

A 9-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a car at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday and suffered critical injuries.

The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. at the upper departure level of Terminal 7, which services United Airlines and United Express. A Porsche crashed into the outside wall of a "utility room." Before hitting the wall, the car struck the pedestrian.

The girl was transported to a trauma center in critical condition. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the driver and passenger of the Porsche were also taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Anyone who has dropped off or picked up fliers at LAX knows what a chaotic scene it can be:

  • Drivers of cars, busses and shuttles circling around the horseshoe-shaped roadways and swerving left and right
  • Slow-moving motorists hug the curb, scanning for their just-landed passengers
  • Pedestrians darting in and out of traffic lanes

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a car accident at LAX, you should seek the advice of an accident lawyer. McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Santa Monica personal injury law firm that specializes in serious injury and death cases, including serious injuries to children. An attorney at our firm is available 24/7 for a free consultation.