BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -
Students are getting back on the school bus in Brockton just one day after a driver in a hit and run struck three elementary school children.
"A girl in the red car came and was coming really fast and the bus driver said 'stop stop stop' but she didn't stop," said Ruben Baptista who witnessed the accident on Thursday. "When the kids went to cross the street, the car bumped into them."
A police officer stood guard at the bus stop Friday on Warren and Myrtle Streets near the scene of the crash.
However, some people didn't show up for the bus. 8-year old Andreia Fernandes and 6-year old Larry Dasilva Jr. weren't at the bus stop, recovering at home after getting hit.
"The car just crashed on us," Fernandes said.
Their parents were forced to watch helpless as the driver in the maroon car took off after stopping to see if the kids were okay.
"I remember that that car was coming, hit the three kids, my kid actually went in the air and went and fell forward," said Larry Dasilva, one of the victim's father.
Police placed Yainira Boria, who allegedly claimed she did not have a license, into custody. She was allegedly drinking a beer in the middle of the street when arrested. Investigators are looking for her passenger who jumped out of the car right after the crash.