BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Two children, believed to be ages 9 and 6, have been transported to a local hospital after running into the roadway in front of a car Thursday night.
Police responded to a call about a struck pedestrian around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Emergency officials say two children in the 1500 block of Marcia Drive ran across the roadway in front of a car. As the driver attempted to swerve, the car hit one of the kids before it later struck a pole.
Police are investigating to learn if the second child suffered injuries because they were also hit by the car or if they were injured when they attempted to get out of the car’s path.
Both kids were transported in serious, but stable condition. police do not believe their injuries are life-threatening.
The investigation remains ongoing.
No other information is currently available. We’ll update this story when we know more.