An Oregon City teen said she made eye contact with the elderly driver who hit her younger sisters with his car Thursday afternoon.
Two girls, ages 7 and 10, were struck by a car while crossing the street with their sister in Oregon City on Thursday.
"It looked like he knew that I was there and he was going to stop because we made eye contact, which I assumed meant, you see me, you're going to stop," said Audrey Stewart, 14.
Audrey Stewart said she was walking two feet in front of her sisters in the crosswalk, as they made their way to Dutch Bros.after buying shampoo for their dad.
"I heard my sisters screaming and one was just laying in the middle of the road and the other was still getting dragged by the car, the little one," Audrey Stewart said.
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.
Monte Thoen, 86, of Milwaukie, made a left turn onto 10th and hit Hadley and Willa, who was dragged several feet, police said.
"I was like two feet ahead of them," Audrey Stewart said. "So I'm guessing he didn't see them and he just saw me."
A man who identified himself as Thoen's son said his father is very upset and feels horrible about the crash.
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.
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