3-vehicle wreck hits 4 children as they were walking to school

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  — Overland Park police say a child is fighting for their life and three others were injured along with an adult Thursday morning while walking to school.

3 children and 1 adult were injured Thursday when a driver hit them near 87th and Grant.

Officials on the scene said the four little girls were crossing 87th Street near Grant around 8 a.m. with the school crossing guard when a vehicle hit them.

The children were on their way to Pawneee Elementary at 91st and Grant.

First responders took the four girls to Children’s Mercy Hospital. They also took the woman behind the wheel of one of the cars to a local hospital.

Police said a driver was heading east on 87th Street waiting to make a left turn onto Grant as the light was changed from yellow to red. When the light turned to red, the driver made the turn in an effort to clear the intersection. As they did, two cars heading the other way on 87th Street ran a red light and struck them.

The impact pushed two vehicles into the corner of the sidewalk where the children and adult were waiting to cross.

Police confirmed they did ticket the driver who ran the red light.



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