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By Minyvonne Burke
Three children and two adults were hit by a car waiting for a bus stop
] The accident, which left one of the children in critical condition, occurred just after 8 AM ET at the corner of East Bougainvillea and Marvy avenues.
Three children and two adults were hit by a vehicle at a school bus stop in Tampa on Thursday morning. WFLA
The authorities said that children and adults were on the south side of Bougainvillea when a vehicle on the way east met the group. Witnesses told police that the driver, currently in custody, hurried before the crash.
Pictures from the scene showed clothes, shoes and backpacks sprinkle over the sidewalk.
The children whose ages were not immediately known, and the adults were all taken to a local hospital.
A second accident was reported two blocks away at E. Bougainvillea and Nebraska roads when a Tampa Fire Rescue truck collided with a car and then hit a power pin. The authorities said the emergency service responded to the first accident.
The driver and the first two respondents were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, officials said.
The accident comes days after twin 6 years Old brothers and their 9-year-old sister were killed in Indiana when a woman who drove a pickup truck hit them as they crossed the street to board a school bus. An 11-year-old boy was also injured in that crash and loaded with life-threatening injuries.
This is a development story, check back for updates.