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Fire Truck Hits Twin Girls, Mom

A Libertyville mother and her children are struck by a fire truck



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    A mother and her 2-year-old twin daughters were hit by a fire truck Wednesday while crossing the street in Libertyville.

    The mother was pulling her children in a wagon at the intersection of Milwaukee and Cook Avenue when the firetruck began making a right hand turn by "creeping up," according to the  Libertyville Review.

    Libertyville Review reports:

    The driver didn't see them, took a right turn on red, and struck the woman and the two girls she was pulling in a wagon.

    “The woman screamed just as the truck was making contact,'' he said. The wagon tipped over and the children and and woman suffered minor cuts, scratches and bruising.

    The truck was traveling at a very low speed during the crash, the sergeant said.

    Mother and children were taken to a locate hospital, but according to no information is available on their condition.

    The firefighter was was cited disobeying a traffic law.