Girl Hit by Car in Van Buren

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A high school student was hit by a vehicle on Pointer Trail in Van Buren Thursday afternoon, according to police.

The 16-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, Det. Jonathan Wear said.

Wear said the girl is on the track team and was training off Pointer Trail when the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. She was hit while in the crosswalk at the intersection of Trenton and Pointer Trail.

The student is a 10th grader.

The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Wear wants to remind drivers that pedestrians have the right of way in the crosswalk.

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