5 Children Hurt, 3 Critically, After Being Hit By Car In Hemet

HEMET (CBS) — Authorities said five children were hospitalized, three in critical condition, after being struck by a car in Hemet Friday.

5 Children Struck By Motorist, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports

The three critically injured children, all under 10, were taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Hemet police and fire officials said.

The 89-year-old woman driving the two-door compact car that struck the children was not injured, Hemet Fire Capt. Eric Janert told City News Service. She stopped at the scene and waited for law enforcement.

About a dozen firefighters and paramedics responded to the emergency call at Cypress Street and Kirby Street on the northeast corner of Mary Henley Park at 5:10 p.m., Janert said.

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