PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a pedestrian crash after two teenage boys were hit by a car in Pasco County.

According to FHP, the crash happened on State Road 52 and Chicago Avenue in Hudson. FHP says the teens attempted to cross through the intersection despite a red pedestrian signal.

Jenika Franklin says the group of teens was standing in the roadway and she had to avoid them, moments later the two teens were hit.

“Very scary and very heartbreaking for their families, a week before Christmas…There was like a group of kids in the road and I flicked my lights at them and they didn’t move. I honked at them and they didn’t move. I ended up going around them. But I almost hit them,” Franklin said.

Pasco County Fire Rescue confirms the two children were flown to a hospital as trauma alerts. FHP says both teens are in critical condition.

“I see it all the time. Driving through holiday, there are people running through the road, running in and out of traffic, especially in the middle of the night. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost hit somebody and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dodged a car accident because someone is on the phone or texting on the phone,” Franklin said.

This is a developing story stick with WFLA for updates.