Two girls ages 2 and 5 were struck by a vehicle in a Vallejo crosswalk this morning, a fire captain said. They were hit around 7:45 a.m. at Elliot and Mini drives, Vallejo fire Capt. Erick Diez said. The children were in a small metal frame and mesh fabric trailer attached to the back of a bicycle their mother was riding north of Elliot Drive across Mini Drive, Diez said. There was a stop sign but no traffic light at the intersection.
Firefighters had to cut and dismantle half the trailer to free the children and it’s not clear if there were child restraints, Diez said. “The mother may have freed them. The trailer was smashed,” Diez said. The 2-year-old girl was flown by helicopter to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and the older girl was taken by ambulance to Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, Diez said. The driver stopped after the accident, Diez said.
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