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2 girls, 15, hit by SUV outside North Side high school

(MCT) — Two 15-year-old girls were injured, one critically, when they were struck by an SUV outside Lane Tech High School, authorities said.

The girls were hit in the street by a Ford Explorer driving on a center median in the 3500 block of North Western Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood about 5:45 p.m., police said.

The accident occurred near Lane Tech High School, where one of the girls attended school. The other girl attended Whitney Young Magnet High School, according to police.

Both girls were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where one was listed in critical condition and the other in fair condition, police said.

The driver remained at the scene and was cited for striking pedestrians in the roadway, Officer Joshua Purkiss, a police spokesman, said.

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