Update 10:30 a.m.: A woman has reportedly been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run in Brockton on Thursday morning.
Multiple reports indicated that a woman was taken into custody just after 10 a.m.
The Enterprise reported that Brockton police officials said the woman, identified as 38-year-old Yainira Boria, was the driver.
The reported arrest came after news organizations tweeted that police had located a vehicle potentially involved in the accident.
Original Story:Multiple reports indicated three children were injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver near the intersection of Warren Avenue and Myrtle Street in Brockton on Thursday morning.
The victims included two boys and a girl and all three were students at Brookfield Elementary School, CBS Boston reported. The report added that they were waiting for the bus when the incident took place.
The Boston Globe reported the bus was approaching the stop just before the children were struck.
From the Globe:
"A school bus was approaching to pick them up so the kids ran across the street," said Lieutenant Robert Sergio. "A car in the opposite direction hit them and took off."
The hit-and-run occurred at 8:08 a.m. in the area of Warren Avenue and Myrtle Street, said Sergio.
The CBS Boston report also said that all three children were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Brockton Enterprise’s Ben Paulin was at the scene and tweeted some details from witnesses who saw the accident.
Witnesses said the woman got out of her car to see if the kids were OK and then got back in the car and drove off. #Brockton— Ben Paulin (@benpaulin_ENT) May 15, 2014
Witnesses said a woman got out of the car and said to her passenger that she doesn't have a license. @enterprisenews— Ben Paulin (@benpaulin_ENT) May 15, 2014
The Globe report added that Lt. Sergio said that police are searching for a red vehicle with New Jersey plates and that a woman was driving with a male passenger. The Enterprise report said the passenger was female and that she fled on foot while the driver sped away.
The Boston Herald reported that school officials were at the scene and a spokesperson for Brockton Public Schools said the children involved were ages 6, 6, and 8. The report said guidance counselors at the school would be available for anyone affected by the incident.
Pictures from the scene showed a heavy presence of first responders:
Brockton multiple student struck by car hit-and-run Warren Avenue pic.twitter.com/zkbKKU6uXp— Marc Vasconcellos (@PhotogMarc_ent) May 15, 2014
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