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Two teen girls hit by car while sunbathing in the road

Two teen girls were struck by a car after they dozed off while sunbathing on a rural road in Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon, family members told NBC station WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.

The girls, both 13, were taken by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where they were expected to recover.


Andrea Kunicky, a spokeswoman for the hospital, told msnbc.com on Monday that the girls were in good condition.

Police told WTAE-TV that Samantha Schermanhorn and Kaylie George were sunbathing on the road when a 19-year-old male cousin of Schermanhorn made a turn at a stop sign and hit the girls. The name of the driver has not been released.

Though he was questioned by police, it was unclear if he would be charged. Economy Borough police were investigating the case. The sergeant in charge of the investigation was not immediately available for comment to msnbc.com.

Nicole and Nicholas Beck, who identified their brother as the driver, told WTAE that it was “just an accident.”

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