A motorist crashed into LAX terminal 7 on Sunday, injuring one young child who was taken to a local hospital, authorities said.
The crash occurred around 4:50 p.m. in the upper level Terminal 7, the departures area for United Airlines and United Express, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said in a statement.
The car hit a pedestrian, a 9-year-old girl, who was transported to a trauma center in critical condition, Humphrey told the Los Angeles Times. The driver of the car and a passenger were also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The car hit a utility closet on the outside wall of the terminal, Humphrey said. The car came to rest partially inside a utility room above a stairwell.
Several lanes near the terminal remained closed as emergency personnel responded to the scene, causing a large amount of traffic at the Los Angeles International Airport. The circumstances surrounding the crash were unknown at the time of this report.
“The investigation is ongoing and the structural integrity of the breached wall is being evaluated,” police said in a statement.
Crews could be seen towing the damaged vehicle involved in the crash shortly after 6 p.m. Traffic remained open in only one lane of the departure area. LAX police are on the scene.
This is a developing story.