Two Porterville girls are in critical condition after they were struck by a car Friday evening as they were crossing a street.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened about 7:30 p.m. A Dodge Dart was driving east on Date Avenue, west of Park Street, at unsafe speeds when the pedestrians were hit. The girls, ages 11 and 14, were separately transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. The driver, identified as Celestino Torres, 23, of Poplar, was unharmed.
The investigation is continuing, the CHP said.