By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV

NASHUA, NH (CBS) – School surveillance video captured a frightening crash in front of a Nashua, New Hampshire Elementary school.

The video shows a car crashing into a mother and her two children, ages 9 and 6.

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“All of a sudden I felt the car, looked down, and all I seen was my daughter’s hoodie and some of my daughter’s hair,” said Melissa Federico, the mother of the two girls. “I was scared to death.”

A mother and two children were hit by a car in Nashua, NH. (WBZ-TV)

A mother and two children were hit by a car in Nashua, NH. (WBZ-TV)

Like she does every morning, Federico was just walking her girls to Ledge Street Elementary School.

One daughter ended up under the car.

Melissa and another parent pulled her out.

But Melissa couldn’t find her other child at first. She’d been thrown into some bushes.

Then she suddenly appeared and miraculously both children had just bumps and bruises.

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Melissa is grateful to all the staff and parents.

“They were right there to help,” said Federico, who knows the situation could have been much worse.

She’s seen the video of those terrifying moments and says the emotional wounds will be harder to recover from than the physical.

“Seeing it brings me to tears, they’re my babies, they’re my life,” said Federico. “I wouldn’t know what to do if anything was to happen to them.”

The children did not return to school today.

Nashua Police say the driver behind the wheel may have been distracted by children in her own car, or she may have had issues with her brakes.

So far she is not facing any charges.

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