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    2 Children in Critical Condition After Vallejo Hit-and-Run

    Two children were critically injured in a hit-and-run collision Sunday evening in Vallejo, police said. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    Police on Monday released surveillance photos in hopes of catching the driver in a hit-and-run collision in Vallejo that left two children injured.

    The hit-and-run collision was reported at 5:47 p.m. Sunday on Turner Parkway. At the scene, officers found two small children who were struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene, police said.

    According to police, a woman from Vallejo had been pushing her 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter in a stroller.

    They were walking north across Turner Parkway east of Foothill Drive when a vehicle traveling west on Turner Parkway struck the stroller.

    The children were thrown a considerable distance and suffered major injuries, police said.

    The vehicle, possibly a white Acura TL, fled the scene, police said.

    Vallejo police release surveillance images of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that left two children critically hurt. (Oct. 23, 2017)
    Photo credit: Vallejo PD

    The mother, who was not injured, and the two children were flown to a hospital for treatment. The 3-year-old girl was released from thie hospital with bruises to her face and shoulder. Her 2-year-old brother is in critical condition and recovering after surgery.

    Chris Adams pulled over to help after the hit-and-run incident and said he has not been able to stop thinking about what he saw.

    "I just remember his face, trying to look into his eyes and him crying and not being able to get that out it's heartbreaking," Adams said of the 2-year-old boy.

    Adams said the 3-year-old girl was badly injured, but responsive so he went to the aid of her brother.


    Police on Monday were able to obtain surveillance video from a business near where the crash occurred.

    The collision remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Vallejo police Sgt. Shane Bower at 707-648-4329 and refer to case number 17-13530.

    A GoFundMe has been created to help the family.

    NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez and Answer Hassan contributed to this report.

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