FAIRFIELD — A Wednesday afternoon accident involving a car and two school-age children sent both children to the hospital with injuries authorities said were not life-threatening.
The two children, ages 7 and 10, were crossing Tabor Avenue at Bristol Lane, just east of Pennsylvania Avenue, at approximately 1:20 p.m., Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch. The children were crossing from the north side of Tabor toward a convenience store on the south side of the intersection, he said.
“They ran out in front of a white car, a white Mercedes,” Bloesch said.
Both children were hit, he said. Both were transported to NorthBay Medical Center but were expected to recover, he said.
“The driver stopped. She is cooperating,” Bloesch said. “She is very shaken up over the incident.”
Bloesch said the investigation into the accident is ongoing, but neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be factors.
“It just looks like the kids stepped out in front of a car without looking,” he said.
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