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Child hit by car


An 11-year-old received minor injuries last week when he darted out in front of a car on 18 Mile Road, according to police.

On Thursday, June 30, police and rescue were called to a personal injury accident at 18 Mile and Fieldstone Meadow in Nelson Township.

According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, with the Kent County Sheriff Department, an 11-year-old boy was walking with his babysitter on the side of the road and ran out in front a vehicle that was traveling northbound on 18 Mile, between the curves, near Fieldstone Meadow.

The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old Cedar Springs male, stated the 11-year-old suddenly ran out in front of his vehicle. He estimated his speeds to be approximately 15 mph. A witness at the scene also stated the driver was driving slowly and the 11-year-old ran out in front of the vehicle.

The boy was treated at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for minor injuries.

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