4 children hit by vehicle front of Colorado Springs elementary school

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Four children were injured after being struck by a vehicle in front of an elementary school on Thursday morning, the Colorado Springs Police Department said.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. in front of Monroe Elementary School, police said.

The driver was making a right turn from eastbound Pikes Peak Avenue onto southbound Chelton Road when the vehicle struck the children, police said.

Police said a crossing guard stopped traffic to allow children to cross, but the vehicle turned and hit them.

A kindergartner, first-grader, second-grader and third-grader were injured. The second-grader is in critical condition, police said. One other is still hospitalized, and two children were treated and released.

No arrests have been made and the intersection was closed for several hours during the investigation.


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