A 6-year-old Maryland child was struck by a car while exiting a school bus Tuesday afternoon in Charles County, Maryland, WJLA-TV reported.
The child, who has not been identified, reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries from the incident, authorities told WJLA .
Tuesday's incident comes hours after a similar incident took place in Tennessee.
Tuesday morning, a 41-year-old woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment and illegal passing of a school bus or failure to yield to a stopped school bus after striking a 10-year-old child boarding a school bus, WJHL -TV reported.
The boy suffered minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, WJHL-TV reported.
Tuesday's incidents are a reminder of the dangers children face at the bus stop. According to CNN , five children were killed in three separate the week of Halloween in the US.
In one deadly incident, a woman allegedly fatally ran over three students boarding a bus in Indiana while the school bus had its stop lights on.