An 11-year-old girl died and an 8-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday night after being struck by cars as they tried to cross a street with several other children and one adult in Santa Ana, police said.
The children, who were walking with a woman eastbound on 10th Street, were struck at about 8:45 p.m. near the intersection with Bristol Street, according to Santa Ana police Cmdr. Eric Paulson. The group stopped at the intersection before three children ran across Bristol Street, police said.
Two younger children followed them, but ran into oncoming traffic, according to a police news release.
One of the children was struck by two cars, Paulson said.
When the first car approached the children, both were hit, and the girl became airborne, Paulson said. After she landed, a second car struck her.
The girl was not breathing and had no pulse as paramedics treated her at the scene, said Kris Concepcion, division chief of the Orange County Fire Authority. Both were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, he said.
The drivers remained at the scene following the crash. Officers did not believe drugs or alcohol influenced the crash, Paulson said.
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