A 4 year old girl is in critical condition after she and a 13 year old boy were struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in Hagersville.

Haldimand County OPP say that an 80 year old Norfolk County woman was sitting in her parked vehicle on Main Street when it unexpectedly accelerated in reverse.

The vehicle then crossed the roadway, striking an SUV before mounting the curb and hitting the children. Police say that the girl was dragged several metres before the vehicle came to a stop when it hit a building. The mother and father of the children rushed them to hospital, but the girl was later airlifted to Hamilton Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

The boys injuries are described as serious, but not life threatening.

Police continue to investigate and no word yet if any charges will be laid.