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Mother, Twin Daughters Struck by Vehicle in Salem, Massachusetts

Victims said to be suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries

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    A mother and her twin daughters were hospitalized Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Salem, Massachusetts, according to fire officials.

    The incident happened just after 8 p.m. in the area of Bridge and Washington streets.

    Authorities said the mother, a woman in her 50s, was crossing the street with the 10-year-old girls when they were struck. It was unclear if they were in the cross walk at the time.

    The mother and one girl were transported to Salem Hospital while the other girl was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. All were said to be suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries.

    Police said the driver initially fled the scene then returned. The driver, identified as 52-year-old Dexter Mitchell of Peabody, was ordered to be held on $2,500 cash bail after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and operating under the influence of alcohol.

    His attorney says his client has no record and works as a special needs teacher.

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