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2 Children Among 4 Pedestrians Seriously Hurt in DC Hit-and-Run

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Two children and two adults were seriously injured when a car struck them in Northwest D.C. Tuesday evening, fire officials say.

D.C. police said the driver of a dark-colored Nissan Altima was speeding when the car jumped the curb, plowed through a street sign and drove down a sidewalk before hitting the four people on the sidewalk at 18th and Newton streets NW.

The driver ran off after the crash, police said.

Medics took all four patients to area hospitals. They have serious or, potentially, critical injuries, the fire department said.

Two neighbors told News4 the adults hurt were a man and a woman and the woman was pushing a stroller.

"I heard a few screams from some people so I immediately came out here," witness Nicholas Cleveland-Stout said.

"There's a woman down, a gentleman down, and the two kids were screaming," witness Brad Harris said. "Quite horrific. It was a terrible scene."

Police examined the Altima at the scene. The car's bumper and other debris littered the road.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

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