Four children hit by car outside Colorado Springs elementary school

Four children were hit by a car outside of James Monroe Elementary School Thursday morning. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Four children were hit by a car outside of James Monroe Elementary School Thursday morning. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Four children were hit by a car outside of a Colorado Springs elementary school Thursday morning, according to police.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. outside James Monroe Elementary School, which is at Pikes Peak Avenue and Chelton Road. Police said the four children were taken to the hospital to be evaluated. They had bumps and bruises, but no life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police said the driver was turning right from eastbound Pikes Peak Avenue onto southbound Chelton Road when the crash happened. A crossing guard was controlling the intersection.

The intersection was closed for about three hours while police investigated the crash. It has since reopened.

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