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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two children were injured after they were struck by a vehicle in North Philadelphia, Tuesday morning. It happened at 20th and Diamond Streets, around 7 a.m. Eyewitness News obtained surveillance video that caught the moment a Hyundai hit the two children.
Police say a 4-year-old boy and an 7-year-old girl were walking to school with their mother, when the kids stepped out in front of a passing car and were struck.
Both children suffered bruises and lacerations.
Both were taken to Hahnemann Hospital in stable condition. They will be transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for further evaluation.
“I feel bad that it happened. I’d lose my mind if it happened to my kids,” said Alvin Fountain.
Police say the driver remained on scene. It appears the driver is cooperating with authorities.
Throughout the morning, dozens of children and their parents could be seen walking to schools in the area. Local parents say, after this, they want a crossing guard at the intersection.
“There is a school around here, couple of schools, bus stop right there, there should be something right here,” said Fountain.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.