Woman, 2 grandchildren in hospital after being struck by car in Abbotsford

Two children, aged 5 and 2, and their grandmother are in hospital after being struck by a car in Abbotsford, B.C., this morning while out for a walk.

Grandmother and 5-year-old seriously injured, 2-year-old suffers minor injuries after being hit Monday morning

Abbotsford Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian crash that injured a grandmother and her two young grandchildren. (Jon Hernadez/CBC)

Two young children and their grandmother are in hospital after being struck by a car in Abbotsford, B.C., this morning while out for a walk.

The grandmother, who is in her 60s, and a five-year-old were taken to hospital via air ambulance with serious injuries. A two-year-old was taken to hospital by ambulance and is said to have minor injuries.

Two air ambulance helicopters were needed to transport the grandmother and five-year-old to hospital. They suffered serious injuries. (Shane MacKichan/CBC)

According to Abbotsford Police the collision happened at 8:17 a.m. PT on Ridgeview Drive, east of the intersection with Townline Road.

Witnesses said nearby workers rushed to perform CPR on the victims before ambulances arrived.

14-year-old Drew Muller was on his way to school when he heard the loud crash.

"I turn around this corner, and I see this car with a big dent in the window — and there's this boy lying behind the car," he told CBC News. "And there's this grandmother laying underneath the hood of the car."

A child's boot was among many items scattered across the street following the crash. (Jon Hernandez/CBC)

The crash occurred just metres away from Eugene Reimer Middle School. Nearby residents said traffic in the area can be particularly frantic at the beginning and end of the school day.

"There should be [a stop sign or a crosswalk]," said Kuldip Sandhu, adding that she's concerned for the safety of her kids.

"Traffic is very bad, in the morning and the afternoon... it's crazy at 8 o'clock in the morning."

The driver of the Toyota Yaris who struck the three pedestrians remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. 

The investigation is ongoing.

The smashed windshield of the Toyota Yaris involved in the collision on Ridgeview Drive. (Jon Hernandez/CBC)

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text APD at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.