Charles City child hit by car, has minor injuries

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(ABC 6 News) – A Charles City girl was crossing the intersection of 4th Avenue and F Street on her way to Lincoln Elementary School Tuesday morning when she was hit by a car, according to the Charles City Police Department

Police say the girl did remember to hit to crosswalk light, but the driver still didn’t see the girl crossing. The driver says the sun caused a glare on their windshield, blocking the view of the child. The driver was middle-aged, and will have to pay a fine for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

A witness said they saw school officials rush out into the intersection to help the girl after she was hit. Police said she has minor injuries.

Authorities would like to remind drivers and pedestrians alike to be careful.

“School is open again. Obviously with any school zone be very, very cautious. Go slow. Pay extra attention to your surroundings. We’re just all happy that she was not seriously hurt,” said Captain Brandon Franke with the Charles City Police Department.

A neighbor living at that intersection said they have not seen an accident at the intersection in the seven years they have lived there. However, they also said the intersection is “troubling” because children have to cross a major highway.

The victim was checked for injuries on-scene by medical professionals, who determined she just had some scrapes and bruises and said she could still go to class.