Two school students hit by car

ANNA PEARSON
Last updated 14:19 24/02/2014

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Two Christchurch schoolgirls were injured by a taxi that swerved to avoid another car on their way to school.

The 13-year-olds were hit outside Burnside High School in Greers Rd about 7.30am this morning.

Senior Constable Graham Flynn said the driver of the car that hit them veered left and mounted the curb while trying to avoid a car in front of them.

"She is shaken and quite concerned about the welfare of the two kids," he said.

One girl suffered injuries to her face, neck and knee and the other one received bruises and grazes, Flynn said.

"One has been thrown against a chain fence and the other one has been thrown out onto the road."

A St John spokeswoman said the girls were transferred to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

Burnside High School principal Warwick Maguire said the school was concerned for their well-being.

''One has been released from hospital. All we know is they were walking along the footpath [when it happened]," he said.

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