CHICAGO — Three people, including two children, were hurt after they were hit by a car on the South Side Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
They were hit by the vehicle as they were crossing the street near the intersection of 60th Street and Western Avenue in Chicago Lawn sometime before 11:50 a.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said two of the victims were kids.
Larry Carter, manager at a nearby Mobil car wash, said one of the young children appeared to be around 2 to 5 years old.
Carter didn't see the three kids, including an older teen, get hit, he said — but he saw what came immediately after: All three lying injured in the middle of the four-lane street.
"Man, that really shook me up — all three were down," Carter said, waving his hands in a flustered gesture. "I'm still feeling nervous."
A 60-year-old man hit them with his Jeep as he left the Mobil gas station parking lot heading north at a low speed, Carter said. Both Carter and police said the man stayed until police arrived.
The genders of the victims were not immediately available, and police estimated their ages to be between about 10 and 18.
Carter said he's seen the kids around before and that they likely live in the neighborhood. At least the two older kids were boys, though he couldn't tell how old the youngest was.
"Everybody in the neighborhood came out to help," Carter said.
All three were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition, the fire department said.