- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) - A Girl Scout and two adult troop leaders have been hurt after a sport utility vehicle plowed into their cookie sales booth in southeast Kansas.

The Joplin Globe (https://bit.ly/22L0ABf ) reports that the crash happened Sunday in Baxter Springs after an 81-year-old driver lost control of the SUV. The girl who was hit was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, with serious injuries.

Police said in a written statement that the troop leaders were treated for minor injuries. One of the leaders had tried to pull the girl out of harm’s way when she saw the SUV coming but was struck herself before she could reach the child.

No other information was immediately available.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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