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Two children struck by car while crossing road for school bus

November 09, 2012

Two children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after they were struck by a vehicle Friday morning while crossing the road to catch a school bus, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident took place on Broadfording Road west of Hagerstown shortly after 7:30 a.m., Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said in the release.

A school bus traveling westbound on Broadfording Road was stopped with its red lights activated when two boys, ages 10 and 5, crossed the eastbound lane of the road, the release said.

A 2005 Pontiac Sunfire failed to stop for the flashing lights and struck the children, according to the release.

The children were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for minor injuries, the release said.

The driver of the Pontiac, a 17-year-old male, was cited for failure to stop for a school bus with alternating red lights activated and for negligent driving, according to the release.

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