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3 children hit while crossing the street in New Haven


Police are investigating after three children were hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street in New Haven Monday afternoon.

A boy and two girls, whose names and ages have not been released at this time, were hit by a car on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard between Walley Avenue and Goffee Street at about 4 p.m.

Witnesses said the children, who live in the neighborhood, were taken to an area hospital. It is unclear how serious the injuries are.

The driver of that SUV tried to swerve out of the way, but the children were already in the street, witnesses said. 

The family's landlord, Judy Pena, was just getting home when this all happened.

Pena said the children's father was waiting in the car on the street. So she said she thinks the kids were trying to cross the street to meet up with their brother and their dad.

"I came out of the house. I saw the girls," Pena said. "My tenant and I try to grab dad. He's like, 'Who should I attend to, the older or the baby?'"

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by police. There is no word if any charges have been filed at this time.

People who live in the neighborhood said people drive too fast down Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and never do the speed limit.

They are worried about the many children who live in the area and want something done about the speeding.

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