6 elementary students hit by car in Orcutt
December 8, 2015
An Alice Shaw Elementary School student was airlifted to the hospital after a 91-year-old woman crashed her car into six second-grade students who were standing in the lunch line.
At about 11:45 a.m., the elderly woman was attempting to pick up a student at the front of the campus. However, she confused the gas pedal with the brake, drove into a handicapped sign, over the sidewalk, around a flag pole, into a mailbox and the children.
Five of the children suffered minor injuries. Those children were released to their parents after being examined at the scene.
One boy was trapped under the vehicle. He was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with moderate to major injuries.
Officials said the incident appears to be an accident. The investigation is ongoing.
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