Two young girls waiting for the school bus were hit by a car in Casa Grande Tuesday morning.
According to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the children were struck by a car near Arizola Road and Jimmie Kerr Boulevard around 7 a.m.
Witnesses say a friend yelled that the bus was coming so the girls ran into the roadway without yielding to traffic. They were immediately struck by a small sedan driven by a 19-year-old woman who was taking her brother to school at the time.
Both victims, 6- and 7-year-old siblings, were flown to Phoenix Children’s hospital for treatment. The 6-year-old victim is in critical condition, while the 7-year-old is in stable condition, officials say.
Officials say the driver remained at the scene. Speed, impairment and distraction are not believed to be factors in the crash.
No further information has been released.