UPDATED: Three girls hit by car while walking to school

Three young students have been taken to hospital after they were hit by a car while walking to school in Rutland Wednesday morning.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

KELOWNA – Three young students have been taken to hospital after they were hit by a car while walking to school in Rutland Wednesday morning.

The incident happened in the southbound lane of Gerstmar Road shortly before 9 a.m. The driver of the car is uninjured; however all three girls were taken to hospital.

Two of the girls are being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators have determined that frost on the windshield of the car was likely a factor, but no charges have yet been laid.

The driver, a 28-year-old woman, could face potential charges of driving without due care under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The injuries sustained by the three girls are believed to be “non-life threatening” despite the windshield of the car being smashed by the impact.
The injuries sustained by the three girls are believed to be “non-life threatening” despite the windshield of the car being smashed by the impact.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

— Updated at 2:45 p.m. to include statements from the RCMP.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call (250) 718-0428.


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