Pregnant woman and 5-year-old step-child struck by car

A mother and child were hit by a car in a Walmart parking lot in Lancaster Tuesday.

LANCASTER, S.C. -- Police, fire and Emergency Medical personnel were on scene at University Place Shopping Center in Lancaster in a Wal-Mart parking lot where a 5-year-old child and her pregnant stepmother were struck by a car on Tuesday afternoon, family members tell NBC Charlotte. 

The step-mother is pregnant, due to give birth in September. The 5-year-old girl was transported to the Levine Children's Hospital for her injuries. Family members said that an elderly woman hit them.

Lancaster Police have stated that the 26-year-old woman and the 5-year-old were struck as they were crossing the main driving lane in front of the store near the 800 block of SC-9 Bypass West.  After striking the two pedestrians, the vehicle struck another vehicle that had stopped in the driving lane to allow the Mother and Child to pass.

Both victims have been transported to a Charlotte-area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the stopped vehicle has been transported to Springs Memorial Hospital and appears to be in stable condition. There are no outstanding suspects in this case. The Lancaster Police Department will continue to gather information and conduct a thorough investigation into this incident. 

The names of the mother and child have not been released at this time. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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