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Seven struck by a car; some remain in critical condition

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Several members of a family remained in the hospital Friday night after they were struck by a car earlier in the afternoon.

Police tell FOX56 this all happened as the family members, including an infant in a stroller, were walking on the side of the southbound lanes on Aleksander Boulevard.

That's when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center lines and plowed into them.

It then came to a stop on a front lawn yards away.

Of seven injured, police tell us five were flown to area hospitals.

Two were taken by ambulance.

The driver of the Nissan, who police describe as a middle-aged woman, stayed on scene.

At last check, she was being questioned by Rice Township Police.

Several of the driver's friends were outside the police station waiting to hear what happened.

They told our Brian Sheehan they hadn't spoken to her, but said she was on her way home from work at the time the incident took place.

We also spoke to a neighbor who was the first one on scene moments after this happened.

She's also an emergency medicine physician at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton who saved that infant's life.

"It's always hard when it's a baby. You have to do what you have to do and I said a quick 'thank you', because when I was able to open her airway up, when she took that breathe, nobody was happier than me. She was doing better then, so thank God for that," Annette Mann said.

The names of those injured, or the driver of that car, have not yet been released.

Investigators used spray paint to mark the scene.

They'll work to reconstruct exactly what happened here this afternoon.

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