Witness: Father, Child Hit by Car in Westwood, Massachusetts

Two pedestrians were seriously injured in a crash in Westwood, Massachusetts, police say, and a witness said the victims were a father and his son.

The crash happened near Pond Street and Lakeshore Drive on Sunday around 2:30 p.m.

Initial reports from Westwood police described a major accident in that area. Paramedics took the victims to separate Boston hospitals. Police say the victims have "varying degrees of very serious injuries." They did not release other information about the victims.

The crash, which involved a single vehicle and several pedestrians in a crosswalk, appears to be accidental in nature, according to police. The driver struck a young boy and his father. A little girl was also in the crosswalk, and was narrowly missed by the driver, police said.

The driver's name was not immediately released. It's unclear if there will be charges.

The driver of the vehicle involved reportedly told a neighbor that she couldn't see the pair due to the glare from the sun, the neighbor told reporters.

Neighbors used the family pet's dog tags to contact their mother, say police.

Witnesses to the crash said a trauma doctor happened to be just a few cars behind. The doctor rushed over to the victims and held the child's neck until paramedics arrived.

NBC Boston saw what appeared to be two children's bikes at the scene, including one that had been hit by a vehicle.

Police say Pond Street between Clapboardtree and Arcadia was closed as their investigation continued.

The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit also responded to the scene.

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