STOCKTON (CBS13) — A babysitter and the two children she walked with were all struck by a car in what parents say is a dangerous intersection near an elementary school and a preschool.
Cars routinely rolled through stop signs and ignored them altogether, even when small children were in the crosswalk.READ MORE: Folsom Ice Rink Opens After Three Week Delay Due To Vandals
“The cars through here don’t stop,” said parent Aletha Huffstutler.
She’s volunteered as a crosswalk crossing guard every morning for seven years straight.
“I want the kids to cross safely when they’re going to school,” she said.
She was just down the street from Taylor Elementary School at another intersection when Stockton Police say a 2-year-old, a 4-year-old and their babysitter were hit crossing the street. They were rushed to the hospital as a precaution.
“A car went around the car that was parked letting them across and hit them,” Huffstutler said.
Parents met CBS13 cameras later in the day to see how dangerous the roads were firsthand.READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Rout Shorthanded Clippers 124-115
CBS13 cameras caught drivers barely slowing for stop signs. One blew right through the intersection.
When one parent crossed to pick up her children after school, a truck cut her off while she was in the intersection.
“See? This is what we’re talking about.”
As a CBS13 camera followed a group of children crossing the street in the crosswalk, a car came barreling through. The driver stopped in the street, claiming the sun was in her eyes.
“It’s that glare, I couldn’t see you guys until you got right there,” she said.
Parents hope Tuesday morning’s scary scene finally serves as a wakeup call.
The babysitter and the two children are out of the hospital and doing OK. The driver told police the sun was in her eyes and an SUV blocked her view.MORE NEWS: Folsom Ice Skating Rink Reopens After Weeks Of Delays
Police don’t know yet if she’ll be cited.