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Update: 5-year-old in serious condition after car crash outside school

Girl, brother, mother struck by car outside Ladd Acres Elementary School


KOIN 6 NEWS - Two kids and their mother were hit by a car in Hillsboro, September 21 2016.Police are investigating after a 5-year-old girl, her mother and young brother were struck by a car outside Ladd Acres Elementary School Wednesday morning.

Lt. Mike Rouches, a spokesman with the Hillsboro Police Department, said the girl is in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after being struck by a car at 7:40 a.m. Sept. 21.

The girl, a kindergartener at Ladd Acres Elementary School, was with her mother and young brother when they were struck in the middle of a crosswalk on Southeast Johnson Street near 75th Avenue across from the school.

Hillsboro Fire Department officials said the 5-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, though her condition has since been lessened to serious, according to Rouches. The girl is being evaluated for injuries to her head.

Rouches said that the driver of the car is cooperating with police and no charges have been filed. The driver was likely blinded by the sun while crossing the intersection, Rouches said. Speed wasn't a factor in the crash and it's not believed that drugs or alcohol were involved, though the driver will submit to a blood test to confirm, Rouches added.

The mother’s foot was injured and the girl's younger brother, who was in a stroller at the time of the crash, sustained lacerations on his head and a possible concussion.

The car was traveling about 20 to 25 miles per hour at the time of the crash, according to The Tribune's news partner, KOIN 6 News.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident.

This story will be updated as new information is made available.


— Reporter Travis Loose contributed to this report.