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Wis. Boy, 9, Hit By SUV While Getting Off Bus

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 9-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was hit by GMC Yukon while getting off a school bus in Hayward, Wis.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said around 4 p.m. Friday, the boy had just got off the bus and was crossing Highway 27 when he was hit by the vehicle.

The boy, whose name won’t be released to protect the family’s privacy, was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital with life threatening injuries

The SUV was driven by a 16-year-old girl. She was not injured.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the school bus had safety lights on and required equipment was activated.

The Wisconsin State Patrol continues to investigate. It’s not known yet if the teen driver will face charges.

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