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Girl hit on way to Grand Rapids school; seriously injured

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - An eight-year-old girl suffered serious injuries Monday morning after getting hit by a car on the way to school.

The accident happened on Baldwin Street near Congress Elementary in Grand Rapids.

The girl was crossing Baldwin when she was hit by a truck driven by another father who had just dropped off his own child at the school. The 59-year-old man has been arrested for Driving on a Suspended License.  Police say he may face additional charges.

The girl was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3771.

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  • David

    I have noticed that the “new” streetlights (the ones with an orangey-tint) that the city has installed all over town provide illumination at the expense of color contrast. Meaning it is nearly impossible to see pedestrians under these lights! The lights are functioning as a form of camoflage, and instead of getting shades of color all you end up seeing is three shades of orange-grey. It is very dangerous, especially when there are mounds of snow on the ground. Even when I know there are kids walking along the sidewalk, if it is dark out they are extremely hard to see. The city needs to consult a professional in optics to verify what is going on and to change out these lights before some poor kid gets killed!

  • Andrew

    A reputable news source is reporting that the driver was arrested because he didn’t have a license in the first place.

    Pure Michigan.

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