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4 Florida students hit by car while waiting for school bus, sheriff's office says

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. in Royal Palm Beach. The children were treated at hospitals.

Four Florida students were hit by a car early Tuesday as they waited for their school bus, authorities said. 

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. on Crestwood Boulevard and Cypress Lake Drive in the village of Royal Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Image: Students injured after being hit by car waiting for school bus
Four students from Palm Beach County, Fla., were hit by a car as they waited for their school bus. WPTV

The vehicle was northbound on Crestwood when the driver "lost control," drove up on the sidewalk and struck the students, the sheriff's office said.

The children were taken to hospitals for treatment, officials said. No other information, including the students' conditions, was released. 

The vehicle homicide unit and detectives are investigating. 

NBC News confirmed that the students attend Royal Palm Beach Community High School.

NBC affiliate WPTV of West Palm Beach captured video that appears to show an SUV at the scene with extensive damage, including a smashed windshield, a broken bumper and deployed airbags.