OREGON CITY, Ore. Two young girls who were struck by a car in Oregon City Thursday were on the way to get their parents an anniversary gift when they were hit.
The girls, 6-year-old Willa and 10-year-old Hadley Stewart, were struck at 10th Street and Main Street just after noon, said spokesman Brandon Paxton of Clackamas Fire.
Both girls were taken by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Willa (pictured above) suffered a broken clavicle and pelvis and several broken ribs. She was listed in serious condition.
As a parent it terrifies me, but I don t want it to terrify them. I want them to feel confident that this is their neighborhood and this is their town and they should feel safe here, the girl s father Nick Stewart said Friday.
Hadley was treated for a broken arm and
released from the hospital Thursday night. Their 14-year-old sister was with the girls at the time, but she was not hit by the vehicle.
It kind of felt like this huge dream. I don t know. I didn t really feel anything and it was scary. Everyone was helping me and asking me if this hurt and that hurt, Hadley Stewart said. I want to say thank you to the firefighters who helped, the policemen and all the friends that were supporting everyone.
The driver, 86-year-old Monte Thoen of Milwaukie, was not injured. He stayed at the scene and talked with investigators, Paxton said.
I heard some screaming and yelling and I turned around, I saw the bodies fly around, said Thoen. Real sorry that I did that. I got some of my own grandkids and I just hate to see little guys, little people like that get hurt.