Adult, 2 children injured in Salem hit-and-run

Police say the driver left the area but later returned.

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver has struck a woman and two 10-year-old children crossing a street during Salem’s crowded Halloween festivities.

Police say the victims were crossing a street toward a parking garage at about 8 p.m. Sunday when they struck by a car that drove on toward Beverly.

Authorities say the victims’ injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Two victims were taken to a local hospital while a third was taken to Massachusetts General in Boston.

Police say the driver left the area but later returned. A 52-year-old Beverly man was charged with drunken driving, failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and leaving the scene of an accident.

Salem, site of the 17th century witch trials, draws tens of thousands of visitors for the Halloween weekend.

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