Children struck by vehicle in Hahira

Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 at 2:11 PM EDT
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HAHIRA, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement said two children were struck by a vehicle in Hahira Thursday.

They say that a boy and a girl were both hit by a car, and one was air-lifted.

The accident happened around 8:00 Thursday morning on North Church Street and East Stanfill Street.

The Georgia State Patrol said that troopers from Post 31 Valdosta were dispatched to the crash.  A 2003 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Terry Cooper of Sparks was traveling south on North Church Street when a brother and sister, ages 12 and 11, entered the roadway from East Stanfill Street, said the GSP.

The vehicle struck both children with the front of the pick-up.

A Life Flight helicopter transported both children to SGMC in Valdosta.

The 12-year-old brother was admitted to SGMC, where he remains with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 11-year-old sister was flown to Tallahassee with serious injuries.

Both children live in Hahira, and were walking to school when the incident occurred.

No charges are expected in this case, and speed was not a factor, according to the State Patrol.

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