Two girls crossing the street on their way to Mason Middle School were hit by a car and seriously injured Friday morning, Tacoma police reported.
The incident occurred about 7:50 a.m. at North 21st and Monroe streets. Both girls were taken to a local hospital for treatment, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
The 32-year-old man driving the car that hit the girls was interviewed by police at the scene, Cool said. An investigation was ongoing, she said.
Mason principal Patrice Sulkosky sent a message home to parents, saying the girls’ injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
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Sulkosky said the girls were waiting to cross North 21st when a driver in one lane stopped for them and motioned them to cross.
“Unfortunately, a driver in the next lane did not stop,” she said. “We’re looking forward to the day we can welcome our two students back to school.”