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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Two students were hit by a car Tuesday while they were in a crosswalk in front of Athens High School. Police say it appears both have minor injuries.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the students had the signal to cross, and were crossing U.S. Highway 31 just after 8 a.m.

Chief Johnson said the driver of the vehicle that struck the students was making a left turn from Hobbs Street to U.S. 31 north. The driver hit the students and kept going, but then turned around and went back to the school.

The driver, Jose Antonio Perez, said the sun got in his eyes and he didn’t see the students crossing the road.

Both students were taken by ambulance to Athens Limestone Hospital by ambulance.  Police say their injuries appear to be minor.

Police cited Perez for driving without a license.

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