MCSO: 3 children hit by car in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ - Two young brothers and another child waiting for a school bus were injured Tuesday morning when they were struck by a vehicle on the far western outskirts of Phoenix.

The collision happened near 308th Avenue and Lynwood Street around 7 a.m.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the kids were transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital for minor injuries.

Authorities at the scene told ABC15 the children were released from the hospital in the afternoon.

Initial reports from authorities indicated the children were suffering life-threatening injuries.

MCSO said the injured children were among six children waiting for their bus when the three were struck by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Ashley Reed, of Buckeye.

Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said the three injured children are ages 13, 6 and 7 and are all related. Two are brothers.

Jose Arroyo, brother of one of the victims, said he was at home down the street when something sounded wrong.

"They were like crying," Arroyo said. "I came out and saw them laying on the ground, so I started running over there."

He said his family is relieved his brother and two cousins are now all safe at home.

"I feel better knowing they saved my brother," Arroyo said.

MCSO said it's undetermined at this time if Reed will be cited for any civil infractions.

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