Pedestrian crash

2 Children, 1 Adult Hit by Vehicle in Southeast DC

Wednesday is Walk to School Day, which is aimed at “highlighting the importance of safe, active travel"

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Two children and an adult are hurt after they were hit by a vehicle on Wednesday in Southeast D.C. 

Charges are pending against the driver of a Jeep who remained at the scene, police say. Sources tell News4 the driver was unlicensed. 

The children, ages 6 and 8, and adult were hit at Mississippi Avenue and Wheeler Road SE. Police and medics responded at about 9:30 a.m., police said. 

All three people were taken to a hospital. One of the children has serious injuries, police said. Information on the condition of the other victims was not immediately released.

Wednesday is Walk to School Day, which is aimed at “highlighting the importance of safe, active travel." It’s unclear if the children were headed to school.

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh, chair of the council’s transportation committee, called pedestrian crashes a “policy failing.” 

“Drivers must recognize the incredible responsibility it is to drive a car and the District & @DDOTDC @DCVisionZero must do more and to implement Vision Zero changes with the greatest urgency,” she said in a tweet.

A 5-year-old girl riding her bike was fatally struck by a van last month in Northeast D.C. 

A 4-year-old was hit and killed by an SUV in Northwest D.C. in April. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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