OTSEGO -- Several students were hurt when they were hit by a pickup at a bus stop in Wright County Thursday morning.

The incident happened just before 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of 78th Street Northeast and Parrish Avenue Northeast in Otsego.

Sheriff Joe Hagerty says an Elk River School bus was stopped on 78th Street with its stop arm out waiting to pick up students. As the students walked towards the bus they were hit by a pickup.

All three students, 15-year-old Greta Jenson, 15-year-old Breckett Olson and 15-year-old Ian Orina, all of Otsego were taken Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition.

Hagerty says the 22-year-old driver of the pickup was taken to the Wright County Jail pending Criminal Vehicular Operation charges.

The incident is still under investigation.