Two female students were injured after being hit by a car in Methuen on their way to school this morning, according to Methuen Police Department.
The girls, both students at Timony Grammar School, were taken to Tufts Medical Center according to police. One girl, 11, sustained “life threatening injuries.” The other girl, 13, is listed in stable condition.
Methuen police said the accident happened at the intersection of East Street and Channing Street around 7:27 a.m.
Police said 65-year-old Michael Russell of Methuen was driving a pickup truck on East Street when he hit the two students as they crossed the street.
The 11-year-old was listed in critical condition and airlifted to Tufts, according to police. The 13-year-old was transported by ambulance after being listed as in stable condition.
Methuen Deputy Fire Chief Dennis Fragala told The Boston Globe that one girl suffered “serious head trauma.” The other girl “may have fractured her thigh bone.”
Police report that sun glare may have been a factor.