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Three girls struck by car in Echo Park

September 27, 2011 | 11:48 am

Girls struck by car in Echo Park 
Three girls were seriously injured Tuesday when they were hit by a car as they walked through an Echo Park crosswalk.

The girls, ages 5, 10 and 16, were crossing Temple Street at a marked crosswalk when the driver, who said she was blinded by the sun, drove through the crosswalk and hit them, KTLA-TV reported.

The crash was reported at about 8 a.m. on the 1400 block of West Temple, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

All three children were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police are still on the scene investigating. Officials at the LAPD Central Traffic station had no further details immediately available.

Witnesses said they have complained the intersection is dangerous and have repeatedly asked the city for a stop light, KTLA reported.


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Photo: Three girls were seriously injured when they were hit by car in Echo Park. Credit: KTLA-TV