- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say five people, including two children, were hit by a car while out trick-or-treating in Phoenix.

Phoenix firefighters say the group was crossing Bethany Home Road near 41st Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Friday when a sedan heading eastbound struck them.

Fire officials say a 23-year-old woman in a wheelchair, a 25-year-old man, a 10-year-olld girl and a 2-year-old boy are hospitalized in critical condition.

Another was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

The 75-year-old driver stopped and remained at the scene.

Authorities say the victims were not in a crosswalk but the area was fairly well-lit and at least two people were dressed in bright-colored costumes.

Phoenix police spokesman Jonathan Howard says a preliminary investigation indicates the driver failed to yield.

Howard says criminal charges are unlikely.

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