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PD: Two kids struck while skateboarding near Mill and Southern avenues

2 kids struck while skateboarding in Tempe
Posted at 7:16 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 01:49:10-04

TEMPE, AZ — Two kids were struck while skateboarding in Tempe on Monday evening.

According to Tempe police, a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were struck by a vehicle while in the bike lane of Southern Avenue approaching College around 6 p.m.

Police said one was on a skateboard, while the other was on an electric skateboard.

“It was not a sight that I want to see ever again," said Shasca Stephenson who called 911.

"She was conscious too, but she just kept saying, 'I want to see my mom, I want to see my mom,'" said Stephenson about the 12-year-old girl.

“I heard her say, 'am I bleeding?' and they said, 'no you look beautiful,'” Stephenson said.

Authorities say both were taken to Cardon Children's Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene, and impairment is not suspected to be a contributing factor, according to officers.

Stay with ABC15 and for updates on this developing story.