HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A mother and her two young children were hit by a car Wednesday morning in Hillsboro, fire officials said.
One of the children, a 5-year-old girl, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. The other child, a toddler, has injuries that are serious but not considered life-threatening. The mother suffered minor injuries.
All three victims were taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
A mom & two kids hit in crosswalk in Hillsboro. Driver didn't see them. Five year old girl w critical injuries pic.twitter.com/KtE50nKur6— Tim Gordon (@TimGordonKGW) September 21, 2016
The crash was reported just before 8 a.m. at Southeast 75th Avenue and Johnson Street.
Angela Perez was about to cross the street with her two boys when she saw the crash and rushed to the aid of the mother and children.
“They were upset," Perez said. "They were upset because they were walking in a crosswalk, where it’s supposed to be a safe place to walk.”
The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene to talk with police. There were no signs of impairment. He told police the sun was in his eyes and did not see the victims. He was driving 20 to 25 miles per hour.
A spokesperson for the Hillsboro School District said adults will be at the crosswalk for the rest of the week. The school’s Safe Routes to School Committee will meet to talk about ways to make the intersection safer.