Update: 2 critical after car hits pedestrians near LA school

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2:41 p.m.: One child and one adult were in critical condition Friday after a car hit five members of a family near an elementary school in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles police.

The driver, an 87-year-old man, was heading southbound on Avenue 57 near Yorkdale Elementary School when he struck a 55-year-old woman, her 32-year-old daughter and three children while they were crossing the intersection at Meridian Street heading toward the school, according to Lt. Melody Hainline, watch commander at LAPD's Central Traffic Division. No names have been released.

The 87-year-old driver failed to stop at a posted stop sign, LAPD spokesman Richard French tells KPCC.

The older woman was in critical condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital. A 10-year-old girl was also in critical condition and has sustained a broken arm and received a CT scan, Hainline said.

The 32-year-old woman and two boys, 7 and 9, complained of pain. The woman is the mother of the girl and one of the boys, according to Hainline. Fire officials had earlier indicated that she was unrelated. The other boy is a cousin.

The driver was uninjured and stayed at scene, Hainline said, adding that the investigation was still ongoing. Emergency dispatchers started receiving 911 calls just after 8 a.m.

This story has been updated.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the 55-year-old woman's age.

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