She manages to push daughter, 6, out of the way; driver Tina Olson charged

    A mother and her two children, ages 1 and 6, were taken to RiverView Hospital Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car in the Washington School parking lot.

    According to Crookston Police, Nykisha Mariscal, 35, was conscious and alert when found lying on the ground. She was taken to the hospital by Crookston Area Ambulance Service, while the 1-year-old son she was holding when struck by the car and the 6-year-old daughter she was holding hands with were taken to the hospital by school staff members, although it’s believed the kids were taken largely for precautionary reasons. According to the CPD, Mariscal was able to push the 6-year-old out of the way before being struck.

    The CPD says Tina Olson of Crookston was driving the vehicle. She’s charged with failure to yield the right-of-way to school children and inattentive driving.
    The CPD received the report at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found Mariscal lying on the ground with several people around her. She was complaining of an injury to her right side. Her children were inside the school by that time. Ambulance personnel arrived soon after.

    Officers were informed that Mariscal was walking into the parking lot from the school with her youngest child in her arms and holding the hand of her daughter, 6, when Olson’s vehicle came around the u-turn on the west end of the lot and struck the trio. Mariscal went onto the hood of the car before falling to the ground, while still holding her son.

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