The girls, ages 13 and 15, suffered possible broken bones but no life-threatening injuries, Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said.
The driver, 46-year-old Heidi Crafton of Meridian, was cited for inattentive driving, Basterrechea said, noting in an earlier news release that “we believe the driver was looking down because of spilled coffee.”
The accident was reported at 7 a.m. near Compass Public Charter School, 2511 W. Cherry Lane, and Cherry Lane was briefly closed in that area.
“Two teenaged females were crossing Cherry Lane to ... catch a bus to the Compass Charter High School when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west,” Basterrechea said in the news release. “The girls were in the crosswalk.”
The teens were taken to a local hospital, he said, but no further information was available about their injuries or condition.
By 7:50 a.m., traffic was flowing again in both directions on Cherry Lane, which previously was closed between Ten Mile and Linder roads.