Brockton Police say they arrested the driver that was involved in a hit and run Thursday morning that left three children injured. All three children were out of the hospital Thursday night.
“We were going onto the bus and the car just crashed onto us,” 8-year-old Andreia Fernandes said.
The incident occurred at a school bus stop at Warren and Myrtle Streets where the children, all students at Brookfield Elementary School, were crossing the street to get to a bus that was coming to a stop.
“I remember that the car was coming hit the three kids and my kid went into the air and fell forward,” Larry Dasilva Sr., the father of one victim, said through a translator.
Witnesses say the driver appeared to be in a hurry.
"The person didn't want to wait, there were three other cars behind, that person went around, tried to slingshot past before the stop sign," one witness said.
Authorities began a search for the small, maroon Toyota that left the scene of the accident. Witnesses say the female driver allegedly stopped for a brief moment, asked one of the victims if he was okay and got back in the car before fleeing.
The car was towed from the lot next to Legion Parkway Cleaners in Brockton. Police placed Yainira Boria, who did not have a license, into custody. She was allegedly drinking a beer in the middle of the street when arrested.
Officials say the injuries are non-life threatening. All three victims were rushed to Brockton Hospital.
"He's doing much better than expected at this point," Larry Silva, a godfather of one of the victims, said. "They're doing several procedures, hip, don't know the outcome.