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Two young girls hit by car crossing Oregon City street

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Two girls, ages 7 and 10, were struck by a car while crossing the street in Oregon City on Thursday.

The crash happened just after noon at the intersection of 10th and Main streets in downtown Oregon City.

Willa Stewart, 7, suffered serious injuries when she was hit. Paramedics took her to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition Thursday night. Family members told FOX 12 that Stewart suffered a broken clavicle, pelvis and ribs. She is expected to be OK, they said.

Hadley Stewart, 10, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to OHSU. She was released from the hospital on Thursday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said. 

The two girls were on their way to a store down the road with their 14-year-old sister, who was walking ahead of them in the crosswalk, police said.

Monte Thoen, 86, of Milwaukie, made a left turn onto 10th and hit Hadley and Willa, who was dragged several feet, police said.

One witness told FOX 12 that he was doing some work nearby when he heard loud screeching sounds and instantly knew something was wrong.

"I looked and there was an El Camino on the corner right over there," said Elijah Gorrell. "And about 12 feet back, 10 feet back... there was a little girl laying there. And then there was one under the bed."

Oregon City police said Thoen stayed at the scene after hitting the girls. He was not injured. Thoen was not arrested and has not been cited, police said.

Firefighters said the girls' older sister was not hit by the car.

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