Witness: Mother rescues kids from underneath car after crash in Denver

Police say red-light runner is to blame
Posted at 8:03 PM, Mar 20, 2018

DENVER — Police in Denver are investigating an auto-pedestrian crash that injured two young children, one seriously.

The crash happened at the intersection of West 38th Avenue and Zuni Street around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to Denver Police, a car going westbound on West 38th Avenue blew through a red light at the intersection, hitting a 37-year-old woman with her two kids — a 1-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy.

A witness told Denver7 the mother immediately pulled the kids from under the vehicle that struck them. Screaming for help, she resuscitated the boy with the help of a passerby.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard the screams of a mother in terror,” said Chase Rivera, who lives near where the crash occurred. "From what I saw, they were able to get the kids moving again."

Police and paramedics showed up minutes later. 

They rushed the two kids to the hospital where police say the girl is being treated for minor bumps and bruises while the boy, who received more severe wounds, is undergoing treatment for a closed-head injury. 

The mother had only minor injuries. Police say none of the injuries were life-threatening. 

Police say the vehicle involved stayed on scene. The driver was cited for causing the crash. 

The area was closed to traffic while police conducted an investigation.