COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Four children were hit by a car while walking to school in Colorado Springs Thursday morning, including a second grader who is in critical condition.
The incident happened at around 8:30 a.m., in the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Chelton Road, near Monroe Elementary School.
Witnesses say the crossing guard stopped traffic to allow the children to cross the street, but a car turned right and drove into them.
A kindergartner, first-grader, second-grader and third-grader were injured. The second-grader is in critical condition. We do not yet know the conditions of the other children.
District 11's public information officer Devra Ashby says they called grief counselors into the school for children and parents who wittnessed the accident.
"We're just very concerned for the families involved, for the kiddos involved and want to make sure that they're going to be ok. But it was very shocking. We've had a hard week already, and this has just compounded it and so we're praying and our hearts go out for those kiddos," Ashby said.
The intersection is closed while police investigate. no arrest has been made in the accident.