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Car swerves onto sidewalk and hits two teenagers

Car swerves onto sidewalk and hits two teenagers »Play Video
A 13-year-old girl is loaded into an air ambulance after being hit by a car while walking on the sidewalk in Wilsonville on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – A car veered off the road and hit two teenage girls on the sidewalk in Wilsonville on Wednesday afternoon.

The two 13-year-old girls were walking near the intersection of Wilsonville Road and Memorial Drive around 2:30 p.m. when the car came up on the sidewalk and hit them, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

One of the girls was flown by helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University, while the second was taken by an ambulance.

They are in critical condition, according to OHSU.

Deputies said the car was driven by a 19-year-old Tyler Joos. He stayed at the scene of the crash and is cooperating with police. He will likely face criminal charges.

According to the sheriff's office, Joos may have been impaired with drugs or alcohol and may have played a role in his reckless driving.

Investigators don’t know what caused him to veer off the road. Investigators from the sheriff’s department Wilsonville Police are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

KATU News reporter Erica Nochlin contributed to this report.