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Calgary Mother and Children Sent To Hospital After Hit-And-Run

07/30/2015 11:39 EDT | Updated 07/30/2015 11:39 EDT
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Calgary police are looking for a driver who hit a mother and her two toddlers before driving away Wednesday evening.

Police say the incident happened around 10 p.m., when a 38-year-old woman, 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at Temple Drive and 56 Street N.E.

(UPDATE: July 30, 3:15 p.m.: Police say a man turned himself in this morning.)

The overhead pedestrian lights were flashing, say police, when a westbound car hit the trio and then failed to stop.

The mother was taken to Foothills Hospital with a broken pelvis, reports CTV News, while the children were taken to the Alberta Children's Hospital as a precaution.

"She did ride on the vehicle for a short distance…on the hood, windshield area…and then she was flung from vehicle, and then the vehicle sped off," Sgt. Jeff Leimer with the Calgary Police told Global News.

The children have since been released but the mother remains in hospital.

Police are looking for a white Honda with possible front-end damage and a shattered windshield.

This marks the third hit-and-run on Calgary streets this week.

On Monday evening, a woman was killed while crossing the intersection at Centre Street North and 43 Avenue.

Robert Mark Varley, 58, was charged Wednesday with one count of hit-and-run causing death.

Another woman was also hit Monday night, in the intersection of Martindale Drive and Saddletowne Circle N.E.

She was able to walk to a nearby LRT station to call for help.

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