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Car strikes child crossing Douglas Avenue

CALEDONIA — A Caledonia girl was struck by a car while running across Douglas Avenue with her friend Sunday night, but she didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries, according to Caledonia police.

Officers were called at 6:13 p.m. to the intersection of Douglas Avenue and 4 Mile Road for a report of the 12-year-old being struck, Police Lt. Gary Larsen told The Journal Times. The girl, and her 13-year-old friend, were running across the road to get to Speedway gas station when an eastbound vehicle struck the 12-year-old, Larsen said.

The girl sustained “moderate injuries, not life-threatening,” Larsen said, adding the girl is being transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for treatment.

Both Caledonia girls were wearing dark clothing at the time, although the 13-year-old was using the flashlight app on her phone, he added. The sun already had set by that time.

“According to witnesses, the driver had a green light,” Larsen said.

The driver remained at the scene, where she was cooperative with officers, Larsen said. There are no indications she was driving while impaired, he said. No citations have been issued, he said, and the crash still is being investigated.


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