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1 Brother Remains In Hospital, 2 Released After Being Hit By Car In Victorville

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VICTORVILLE (CBS) — KCAL9 and CBS2 reporter Greg Mills met with two brothers who were hit, along with another brother, while in a crosswalk enroute to school Tuesday morning in Victorville.

Mills reports all three were seriously injured. The middle brother, Kenneth, is in Loma Linda University Hospital with head and leg injuries. Kenneth is 10 and reportedly has a serious head injury.

Kenneth’s other brothers, Anthony & Andreace, are out of the hospital and staying with an aunt & cousins in Victorville.

The two brothers Mills met — ages 6 and 13 — have vivid memories of what happened yesterday.

Steps are being taken fot short-term and long-term help in making this crosswalk less dangerous. Parents say they’ve complained about the dangerous crosswalk ” for years” and it took this accident for something to finally get done.

The three brothers were airlifted to a hospital Tuesday.

The driver, who is not facing charges in the crash, told police he didn’t see the kids.

“It was inevitable,” Victorville parent Mya Raggio said. “It was only a matter of time, and today was the day that that nightmare call came for a parent.”

Raggio says she and her son have nearly been struck four times just trying to make it through the same crosswalk. The crosswalk is across La Mesa Road, in a school zone, where cars whiz by at well over the posted 25 miles per hour limit during school hours.

“God forbid somebody else has to get hit for Victorville to do something,” parent Ruby Portillo said. She uses the same crosswalk to walk her daughter to school every morning.

“Somebody has to do something with this crosswalk,” she said.

Victorville Elementary School District officials say they will be meeting with the city and police department to hash out ways to make that crosswalk safer for children.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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