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Two children were struck by vehicles in separate incidents Sunday in Kansas City, according to police.

A young girl crossing the street was hit about 3:45 p.m. near East 40th Street and Wayne Avenue after someone drove around a stopped vehicle, according to Kansas City police Capt. Tim Hernandez.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with a revoked license and other warrants, police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Hernandez said.

Minutes later, another child riding a bike hit the side of a vehicle as he road through a stop sign about four miles away at East 26th Street and Drury Avenue, police said. The boy was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

That driver was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hernandez said.

The drivers’ names have not been released.

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.

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