2 teens hospitalized after being hit by car in South Bay

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Two high school-aged girls were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after being hit by a car Monday evening while in a Chula Vista crosswalk, authorities say.

Chula Vista police say they were called at 7:40 p.m. to the corner of Park Way and Fourth Avenue. Two teens were crossing Fourth eastbound in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a driver who was northbound on Fourth, CVPD said.

Neither victim in the crash was publicly identified, but police said one was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The teen remained in critical condition Monday night and the second victim was said to have injuries not considered life-threatening.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 60s, stayed at the scene and reported the crash to authorities.

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash and the cause of the collision is still under investigation, CVPD said.

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