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8 people struck by car on Florida's Panhandle

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 11:44:11-04

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say eight people were injured when they were struck by a car while walking.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident happened on Perdido Key, on the Florida Panhandle near Pensacola, on Saturday night.

In a news release Sunday, Lieutenant  Eddie Elmore said officers are still investigating.

Local news outlets report that the eight people were all friends and walking back to an apartment complex when they were struck by a car from behind. At least two people were critically injured, while others were treated and released from a local hospital.

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