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Florida girl, 7, critically injured in swamp buggy crash

The girl was thrown from a swamp buggy and run over by its tire.

CLEWISTON — A 7-year-old Florida girl has been critically injured after she was thrown from a swamp buggy and run over by its tire.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Shawn Newton was driving the swamp buggy with several passengers through the woods in Clewiston on Saturday when they hit a stump. The girl was ejected from the buggy and run over by the tire. She was flown to the hospital.

Authorities say the other passengers, including a 2-year-old, were not hurt. It’s unclear if seat belts were being used.

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