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Two children hit by car outside Gulf Trace Elementary

HOLIDAY – A 14-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother were hit Tuesday afternoon by a car that careened onto the sidewalk in front of Gulf Trace Elementary School, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Spokesman Doug Tobin said the girl was walking her brother home from school. The incident happened about 4 p.m. near the school at 3303 Gulf Trace Blvd.

Both children have been transported to local hospitals by ambulance. One child has a broken leg and the other might have neck and head injuries, Tobin said. He said their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver was a woman in her mid-50s who blacked out, lost control of her car and hit the two children, Tobin said. Her name was not immediately available.

Tobin said deputies on scene said the woman did not appear to be impaired on drugs or alcohol, so the reason for the crash might have been medical.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

Check back with tampabay.com as more information becomes available.

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