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Two students and babysitter hit by truck at a school bus stop in Putnam County

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Updated: 12/13/2013 12:20 pm
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Two students and a babysitter have been hit by a pickup at a bus stop in Putnam County, according to state troopers. It happened on State Road 19 South around 8:30 a.m.

Action News spoke with the Florida Highway Patrol over the phone. A spokesperson for FHP says a 75-year-old driver may have had a medical issue while driving down State Road 19 in a white Toyota Tacoma pickup.

Investigators say the truck hit a mailbox and continued on through a school bus stop. A trooper says 9-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were both hit by the truck. A 19-year-old babysitter was also hit during the crash.

FHP says the 9-year-old boy and 19-year-old babysitter were airlifted to UF Health Gainesville, but they do not have life-threatening injuries. The 9-year-old girl and 75-year-old driver were taken to Putnam Community medical center, a spokesperson for FHP says their injuries are not life-threatening either.

The students were waiting at a bus stop for K. Smith Elementary school according to troopers, but their names have not yet been released.

The FHP says the case is still under investigation. No charges have been filed as of Friday morning.

Action News has a Reporter en route to the scene. We will bring you instant updates online and on Action News @ Noon for the latest details.

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