Police said two children, brothers, who were flown to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Torrington Thursday night have been released from the hospital, according to police.
The boys, ages 9 and 13, were struck by a car while playing outside, riding a scooter and a skateboard just before 9 p.m. The two boys live in the area, police said, and they were trying to cross Prospect Street when they were struck.
Officials told NBC Connecticut that crews responded to the area of 545 Prospect St.
Lifestar transported the boys to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. The 9-year-old was in critical condition and the 13-year-old has serious injuries, officials said.
On Friday morning, police said the 13-year-old was released from the hospital early this morning.
The 9-year-old was held overnight due to a head injury but was just released from the hospital, police said.
Both boys should make full recoveries, police said.
"Two of our officers, Officer Avalon and Officer Kissley, just happened to be in the area and as a result of that, they came upon the accident and immediately started to render first aid, recognizing two young children had been struck," Police Chief William Baldwin Jr. said during a news conference late Thursday night.
The driver stopped and is cooperating with police, they said. A news release said it was dark out when the children were struck and the driver reportedly did not see them.
The state's attorney has been notified.
The Torrington Police Department Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash. Anyone with information can call Officer Foley at (860) 489-2090.