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Transit bus hits three kids, killing one

A 7-year-old boy was killed, and two of his siblings are fighting for their lives after being hit by a Milwaukee County transit bus. It happened during the Dec. 1 late afternoon rush hour at a busy corner on Milwaukee's north side.

Police said the youngsters were crossing Fond du Lac Avenue when they were struck by the bus that was coming from their right. A witness said the three kids had just walked out of a grocery store when they were hit.

The seven-year-old boy died at the scene. His 10-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister were both in critical condition at Milwaukee Children's Hospital.

People rushed to the children's aid as soon as the mishap occurred. Some held their hands and gave words of support while ambulances were en route.