LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities say two children are expected to recover after they were struck by a vehicle in Lynn Monday morning.

The Lynn Police Department said officers were originally called to the area of 98 Holyoke St. around 8:15 a.m. for a reported motor vehicle accident.

First responders then arrived to find a 10-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy had been struck by a driver, leaving them with what were considered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said the vehicle also went on to strike two parked vehicles nearby, and that the driver remained at the scene of the crash and was cited for charges “related to unsafe operation and speeding.”

“All of a sudden, I heard the screeching and the loud jumping, because they jumped the curb, and then you just heard the crash and this street always has accidents, so I just knew instantly,” neighbor Jeannette Mourdaun said, describing how she and others ran to the children. “They were definitely all banged-up and bruised. He was laying on top of the sister and the sister, the older one, was laying on the ground. So I just did what I could – took her glasses out of her hair, was trying to take the dirt out, telling her that ‘Hey, everything’s OK – [your] mom’s right here, all these neighbors are here – everything’s going to be OK.”

Speaking with reporters, the children’s older brother told reporters that they had been heading off to school when the car appeared to lose control and veered across the lawn and hit the two.

While authorities said the two children were expected to recover, their brother indicated it would be some time before they are released from the hospital.

“My brother, he has a broken arm – my sister, her cheekbone is fractured, or broken, I believe,” AJ Alvarado said, adding that both siblings are expected to be in the hospital for at least a few days. “Her arms are swollen, her face is all swollen, too – she has a neck brace on.”

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