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8-year-old girl hit by car in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 14:30:28-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An 8-year-old girl was struck by a car in Colorado Springs Monday.

The girl was hit as she was crossing the street in a crosswalk outside a Colorado Springs elementary school.

A 37-year-old woman was stopped behind a truck at the crosswalk when police say she passed the truck in a middle lane and struck the child. 

A hospital treated the child for non-serious injuries. The woman was cited for careless driving and driving on a suspended license.

The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a pedestrian awareness program Tuesday. According to CDOT, Colorado saw 1,330 pedestrian crashes in 2015 - 59 of them deadly. 

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