Two Vail Ranch Middle School students today sustained injuries after being struck by a car, according to Temecula Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Melanie Norton.
According to Norton, a sixth grade student was riding his bicycle after school when he was struck by a car.
A seventh grade student and friend of the boy who witnessed the incident raced to his friend’s aid and was also hit by a car, Norton added.
The students, who were not named, were transported to local hospital with what Norton described as non-life threatening “scrapes and bruises,” Norton said.
According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez, the crash occurred at the corner of Vail Ranch Parkway and Camino Piedra Rojo shortly after classes had ended for the day at 2:45 p.m.
Martinez added that an investigation is currently underway.
*This is a developing story in Southwest Riverside. Stay with SWRNN for more details as they come available.