AURORA, CO (KUSA)- A mother and three children were taken to the hospital Monday night after being hit by a car near the intersection of Abilene and Exposition.

According to Aurora police, the woman was trying to lead the kids across the street but was not in a designated crosswalk. She turned to protect the 2-year-old she was carrying a split second before they were hit by a white car and both were both pinned under the vehicle.

An on-duty police officer who was at a nearby Walmart and two Good Samaritans helped lift the car off the woman.

An off duty police officer helped pull the toddler out from under the car.

The woman and the toddler were both taken to area hospitals. The woman has a serious head injury and possible internal injuries. The toddler has lacerations on its head and legs.

The two other children, believed to be about 4-years-old, were not seriously hurt.

Police say the driver of the car will not be ticketed and is cooperating with police.

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