Four children rushed to hospital after 'drunk driver' struck students waiting for bus on sidewalk

FOUR children were hospitalized after an alleged drunk driver mowed down the students while waiting for their school bus on the sidewalk.

The tragic scene unfolded in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday morning.


According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was heading northbound on Crestwood Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle just before 7am.

The driver then drove up on a sidewalk and struck the four students.

All four victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

One child reportedly sustained critical injuries, per local outlet Azteca48.

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Video footage showed the badly damaged gray SUV with its windshield cracked, the front bumper completely torn off, and the airbags deployed.

According to WPTV, deep tire marks were seen in the grass nearby.

Police believe the driver had some sort of impairment but have not confirmed if drugs or alcohol played a part, CBS12 reported.

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