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A 22-year-old woman was intoxicated when she led two California girls — her goddaughters, ages 2 and 4 — into traffic where they were struck by an SUV, police said Thursday.
The girls were struck at about about 11 p.m. on Wednesday in El Cajon. They were rushed to San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, NBC San Diego reported.
The driver stopped and provided an accident report to police.
El Cajon police said that the woman caring for the girls was interviewed and determined to be under the influence of alcohol.
She was admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment, NBC San Diego reported..
“Due to the fact that the adult was intoxicated while caring for the two children, and her actions caused a potential life-threatening situation, a report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office seeking charges of felony child endangerment,” according to the El Cajon police report on the incident.
The godmother was not yet arrested because she was in the hospital, officials said.