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Two kids hit by a pickup truck in Marblehead

MARBLEHEAD — Two children were hit by a truck while walking in the crosswalk with their mother at Pleasant and Bessom streets late Tuesday afternoon.

The two children, both 10, and their mother, all Marblehead residents, were crossing the street when the two kids were struck by a truck that initially was reported to have fled the scene, Marblehead Police said.

Both children appeared to be OK after they were evaluated by medical personnel, but one child was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

Police responded around 3:30 p.m. and were looking for a white pickup truck driven by a man.

The man, who is in his 50s, turned himself into Marblehead Police shortly before 6 p.m., Detective Sgt. Sean Brady said.

“He came into the police station when he heard we were looking to speak to him,” Brady said. “(The man said) he had spoken to the people he hit before he drove off. They said they were OK.”

The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed yet, Brady said.

Following the accident, Swampscott and Salem Police had been advised to be on the lookout for the truck, police said.

Marblehead Police asked that anyone who saw the accident contact investigators at 781-631-1212.

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