MPD: 4 children hit by truck outside Memphis elementary school after driver had medical emergency

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating what led up to a crash that sent three kids and an adult to the hospital.

Four kids were hit as a blue pickup went off-road, leaving people in the area like Sally Conley, noticeably concerned.

PHOTOS: 4 children hit by truck outside Memphis elementary school

"I'm praying they be alright," Conley said. "That's why I stopped."

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Memphis police told FOX13 the kids were near Cornerstone Prep School when the accident happened. Three of the four kids were transported in critical condition. They are expected to be okay.

"We learned an elderly gentleman driving a truck suffered a medical issue and lost control of his vehilce," said Col. Gregory Sanders of the Memphis Police Department.

The driver of that pickup was also taken to Regional One where he was listed in critical condition. Police told FOX13 the kids were around the ages of 8 and 11.

Sanders said this could have been a much more serious situation and perfect timing may have saved a life.

"It actually struck a vehicle before it struck the kids, so it striking a vehicle slowed it down," Sanders said.

Conley hopes after seeing the scene, that kids and drivers are a little more cautious...even though police believe the driver could not help what happened.

Memphis police are still working to learn what happened to the driver.