GLENDALE (  —  Six pedestrians waiting at a bus stop were struck by a black Honda in Glendale leaving at least one of the victims critically injured, authorities said.

The accident occurred just before 5:05 p.m. Friday at Sonora Avenue and San Fernando Road.

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Rachel Kim, reporting from the scene for KCAL9 at 8 p.m.,  said the street was blocked off while police and fire authorities finished up an investigation.

The driver of the Honda remained on scene and is being questioned by authorities, said the Glendale Police Department.

Authorities described the driver as cooperative and do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.

The driver told police he was backing out of a parking space when he hit a car behind him. The man said when he nervously tried to return into his parking space, he accidentally hit the accelerator.

Of the six victims, police said four were transported to a nearby hospital.

“The bench got knocked out the way,” said witness Nate Sutton. “There was a little girl that I saw that was on the ground, I saw her dad holding her, she was screaming a lot. And I saw them put her in an ambulance. It was a shock. Thank God everybody’s still alive.”

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The little girl had the most serious injuries, police said.

Authorities said they were still on the hunt for security video to see if the driver’s narrative matched what happened.





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