Five children were seriously injured after a van jumped the curb and plowed into them near a Queens school building Thursday morning.
A Honda SUV struck the children on a sidewalk at Grand Avenue and 71st Street in Maspeth around 7:50 a.m. while the driver was attempting to park, officials said.
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All five of the children attend nearby I.S. 73, Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School.
They were taken to Elmhurst Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, officials said.
A 13-year-old girl suffered a broken leg during the accident, police said.
Another 13-year-old girl fractured her leg. A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl sustained leg injuries, while a 13-year-old boy had a swollen arm after the accident.
All five were treated for cuts and bruises police said.
Other students were in the area during the incident. Classes start at 8 a.m. at I.S. 73. Two other schools, P.S. 58 and P.S. 290, are also nearby.
After the accident, the 40-year-old male driver stayed on the scene.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting. Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders