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Child crosses during green light, hit by truck

The boy did not have a "walk" status on his crosswalk sign

By Andy Kozlowski
Madison-Park News

HAZEL PARK, Mich. — A truck drove into an 11-year-old Hazel Park boy who attempted to cross the road while the light was still green and traffic was flowing. The incident occurred at Nine Mile and John R around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. The boy was crossing against the light from the northeast corner of the intersection, moving westward across John R, when he was hit by the vehicle, a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by a 69-year-old Madison Heights man who was traveling at or below the posted speed limit.

Authorities say the cross signal was not even close to "walk" status, which makes the boy's decision to dart into traffic all the more bewildering.

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