3 teens struck, injured by car in Valley Village

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Three teenage girls were rushed to hospitals after being hit by a car in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday afternoon.

Three teenage girls were rushed to hospitals after being hit by a car in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at the Magnolia Boulevard onramp to the 170 Freeway in Valley Village.

Authorities say a man driving a black 2013 Toyota Prius was coming down the freeway offramp when he hit the girls, who were walking inside a crosswalk. The three 14-year-old girls were returning to Oakwood Secondary School from a PE activity during school hours, according to investigators.

Two of the girls were in serious to critical condition and one girl was in critical condition. Authorities say one victim suffered a fractured arm and another one has a dislocated hip. The third and most seriously injured victim suffered major head trauma and was on a ventilator at the hospital.

The Prius driver was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After hitting the girls, the Prius struck a Nissan Altima. The 48-year-old driver told investigators that his brakes failed.

"The Prius has a black box so it's going to be very easy for us to download the information. We should be able to figure that out and find out what the speed was and everything else," said CHP Officer Leland Tang.

Investigators were interviewing other drivers and students who witnessed the crash.


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