Scooter involved in the crash. (KCRG TV photo)

Two boys described by Cedar Rapids Police as under the age of 12 suffered life-threatening injuries late Wednesday afternoon as their electric scooter collided with a car.

Cedar Rapids Police say the boys were riding the scooter in an alley, pulled onto a busy street at about four o’clock and were hit. The children were taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

KCRG TV reports the boys were riding a rental scooter from a Cedar Rapids ride-sharing program run by a Chicago company.