Car Hits 4 Boys On Sidewalk In Placentia

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Four children have been injured after being struck by a car that jumped a curb in the Orange County city of Placentia, including a 12-year-old boy who was pinned underneath the vehicle.

Placentia Police Lt. Eric Point says the boys were standing on a corner near a school Monday afternoon when a Prius drove onto the sidewalk and hit them.

Point says a minivan might have forced the car onto the curb. The Prius dragged one of the children underneath it and hit a wall.

Firefighters used airbags to lift the car and free the boy.

Orange County Fire Capt. Greg McKeown says two 12-year-old boys were hospitalized with traumatic injuries. A 7-year-old had minor injuries. An 11-year-old boy was slightly hurt and released to his parents.

The 19-year-old woman who was driving the Prius was also hospitalized.

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