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2 Boys on Sidewalk Hit by SUV

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    Two teen boys walking on a sidewalk were struck by a sport utility vehicle in the Skyline neighborhood Friday afternoon.

    The 20-year-old female driver was going too fast and lost control of her silver Toyota RAV4 as she took a turn in the 600 block of Meadowbrook at 3:15 p.m., San Diego Police Sgt. Anthony Reese.

    She drove up onto a sidewalk and hit the two boys, ages 12 and 14.

    "It was really horrifying just to see the kids lying there," said witness Ruby Marquez.

    Marquez said the driver immediately ran out of her vehicle to tend to the boys, tears streaming down her face.

    "She was trying to help one of the kids — the older looking one — but the younger kid was like unconscious," said Marquez. "Everyone was trying to get him back."

    One had road rash, and the other had a skull fracture when they were taken to Rady Children's Hospital, according to Reese.

    The driver stayed on the scene, which was cleared at about 5:15 p.m. The SDPD traffic division will determine if she will be cited.

    Reese had a word of warning for drivers this Super Bowl weekend.

    "Just to make sure that you're aware of your surroundings," said Reese. "Just keep your eyes on the road at all times, and just make sure you look both sides of the street because there's a lot of kids in this neighborhood."

    Neighbors say in the last six months, there have been at least three other accidents on that block. NBC 7's own crash database shows one fatality.