WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. — Two children were hit getting off the school bus Monday afternoon in Wayne County, suffering minor injuries.

The accident occured off of Route 152. The victims were a fourth-grade girl and a 15-year-old boy, neighbors told WSAZ-TV.

The semi allegedly had a mechanical malfunction, preventing it from stopping. The driver swerved to avoid the bus and struck the two kids.

State Police arrived at the scene, and the two were taken to the hospital.