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Child struck by car after exiting a school bus in Maryland

Posted: 5:13 PM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 22:43:30Z

A 6-year-old Maryland child was struck by a car while exiting a school bus Tuesday afternoon in Charles County, Maryland, WJLA-TV reported. 

The child, who has not been identified, reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries from the incident, authorities told WJLA

Tuesday's incident comes hours after a similar incident took place in Tennessee. 

Tuesday morning, a 41-year-old woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment and illegal passing of a school bus or failure to yield to a stopped school bus after striking a 10-year-old child boarding a school bus, WJHL -TV reported. 

The boy suffered minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, WJHL-TV reported. 

Tuesday's incidents are a reminder of the dangers children face at the bus stop. According to CNN , five children were killed in three separate the week of Halloween in the US. 

In one deadly incident, a woman allegedly fatally ran over three students boarding a bus in Indiana while the school bus had its stop lights on.