2 children hit by car recovering at home

Mother helped save them by trying to push them out of the way, died at hospital

Two children hit by a car while walking to school this week are now home from the hospital.

Things could have been much worse for them, but their mother helped saved them by trying to push them out of the way. However, she died at the hospital.

Getting around isn't easy. It's for that reason that 8-year-old Mallory Rojas and big brother Dominic choose to stay in bed.

The two keep each other company, laying side-by-side while they recover.

"My little nephew got a broken collar bone and bumps and bruises, and my little niece a broken pelvis," said Jonathan Ledesma.

The children were injured while crossing the street Wednesday morning on Culebra. They were with their mother, Sharon Ledesma (pictured, below).

The 28-year-old mother pushed her children forward trying to get them out of harm's way. Sharon later died.

The accident is still hard to accept for Jonathan Ledesma.

"It's still too soon me," said Ledesma. "I was there the night before and I can't even accept."

Ledesma said the children did well in the hospital, but being home makes it harder.

"Right now, they're still little. They don't know," Ledesma said. "The oldest knows more or less. My little niece, not to much."

The family plans to lay Sharon Ledesma to rest sometime this week.

The family also plans to host a fundraiser Sunday to raise money for her funeral. They will be selling BBQ chicken plates at the Auto Zone at 3539 Culebra Road, just west of St. Mary's University. They will be there from 12 to 5.

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