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A car ran into two teens outside Bamberg on Wednesday morning, injuring them, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 14-year-old female was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland with serious injuries. A 17-year-old was transported to the Regional Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The female was an eighth-grader and the male was an 11-grader in Bamberg School District 1.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their family. We hope everything will end up on a very positive note,” Bamberg 1 Superintendent Phyllis Schwarting said.

The collision occurred at 6:10 a.m. as a 2000 Chrysler was traveling west on Hunters Chapel Road, SCHP Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said. It was driven by a 64-year-old Bamberg man.

The Chrysler struck the teens, who were walking in the roadway, Jones said.

The crash is still under investigation.

Schwarting urged drivers to watch out for students. She also asked students to walk in a safe manner.

“Everybody’s got to watch out for the other person,” she said.


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