SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — An 11-year-old girl was killed an 8-year-old boy was injured when they were hit by two cars while crossing the street in Santa Ana, police said.
It happened around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1000 block of N. Bristol Street.
A female adult was walking eastbound on 10th Street toward Bristol Street with several children, according to a news release from Santa Ana police.
When they reached Bristol, they stopped at the northwest corner and were waiting to cross.
As they waited, three of the older children ran eastbound across the street.
Two younger children, a girl and a boy, followed them and ran into the path of oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes, police said.
The girl was struck by one car and then thrown into the path of an oncoming car in the next lane, police spokesman Anthony Bertagna said.
The same two cars also hit the boy, Bertagna said.
The girl was rushed to UCI Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
She was identified by police as Alexis Zuniga, of Santa Ana.
The boy was also transported to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Wednesday.
“We were in the house and we just heard two bumps and we didn’t know what it was,” witness Alma Serrano said.
“My parents came out to see what it was and they heard kids screaming. We just called the ambulance and they came,” she said.
Both of the drivers stopped at the scene, police said. It did not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision, investigators said.