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First responders examine an automobile after its driver lost control and plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters, killing three people and injuring several, in the Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 31, 2015.
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At least three young trick-or-treaters were killed and more than half a dozen people were injured after being struck by vehicles across the country this Halloween.

None of the drivers in any of the four incidents appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to local police departments. But before Halloween even rolled around this year, safety groups were warning about the risks that inevitably come with the dangerous combination of children filling dark streets while their celebrating adult counterparts take to the roads — impaired or not.

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