LYNN – Two children were hit by a car Monday morning while walking to school in Lynn.
It happened around 8:15 a.m. on Holyoke Street.
Lynn police said the driver hit a 10-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, then slammed into two cars that were parked in a driveway. A street sign also came down in the crash and a lawn was torn up.
Family members identified the children as Melvin and Ava.
A.J. Alvarado's siblings were the children who were hit. He said they were walking out the door for school when the crash happened.
Both children were taken to Mass General Hospital with broken bones. Melvin is sedated due to his injuries, family said.
"I was just like wow. I mean they're so young that I can little kids you know? Why would that happen to them?" Alvarado said.
Neighbor Jeannette Mordaunt ran to help when she heard the impact and saw the children on the ground.
"I just did what I could, like, took her glasses out of her hair, was trying to take the dirt out, telling her that hey, everything is OK, mom is right here, all these neighbors are right here, and everything is going to be OK," she said. "It was so scary and just to hear them crying my little mama heart hurt."
"This was terrifying and unacceptable for Lynn not to have safety or slow signs or bumps," the father of the two kids told WBZ.
The driver stayed at scene and was cited for unsafe operation and speeding.
The father said that speeding, and crashes are a problem in the area and that this isn't the first time there has been an accident on his front lawn.
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