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HOUSTON Two boys were rushed to the hospital after they were hit by a minivan Tuesday afternoon while trying to cross the street near downtown, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, the accident happened at just after 6 p.m. on Allen Parkway near Taft, not far from the entrance ramp to Interstate 45.

Police said the children tried to cross the street from the Buffalo Bayou Park area when they were hit by the green minivan. The boys were not walking in a designated crosswalk area when they were hit.

One of the boys is in serious condition, while the other s condition was not released, police said.

Police said no charges have been filed at this time.

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