- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - San Diego police say a car drove onto a sidewalk and struck nine children in front of a Del Mar school.

It happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday in front of Del Mar Heights Elementary School as classes were letting out.

Authorities say the 70-year-old driver was picking up her grandchildren at the school and was backing into a parking spot when she struck a car, panicked and hit the gas.

The car ran onto the sidewalk, hitting nine children and an adult, including an 11-month-old in a stroller.

Police say the most seriously injured was a 5-year-old who suffered a broken leg.

A number of the children were taken to hospitals but authorities say none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.


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