HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — A 3-month old baby and two other people were hospitalized on Tuesday after a car slammed into them after in collided with another car in Huntington Beach.
The group, a woman and her infant son, her 12-year-old niece and 10-year-old nephew, were attempting to cross the street on Springdale Street and Croupier Driver when two vehicles, a pick-up truck and SUV, collided.
The infant was listed at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in critical condition. The woman and her niece are in a local hospital where they are listed in critical condition whilst the nephew was unharmed.
Lt. Russell Reinhart of the Huntington Beach Police Department said that they are not sure of what had happened and the investigation is still ongoing.
Neighbors claim that the crosswalk, that does not have a light, at times gets busy. A meeting will be held to discuss whether the crosswalk be removed or not.
Courtney Gillette disagrees with the idea saying that a lot of kids use the crosswalk.
Not everyone agree with the idea.her.
Pamela Nava said that a lot of crosswalk in the area and she suggest that there is one shortly down the way here a stop light can be added and be able to cross safely.
The intersection is not busy enough to be a crosswalk, said the police. A safer intersection just approximately 1,300 feet south of the area which the police claim would be safer for a pedestrian to cross than an uncontrolled crosswalk.
Authorities have yet to confirm whether someone will be charged in the incident.
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