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Student hit by vehicle, injured near East High School

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 16-year-old East High School student was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street near the school Tuesday morning.

The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. near 800 South and 1240 East. A 47-year-old woman hit the boy, who was not in a crosswalk, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Shawn Josephson. Speed was not a factor, he said, noting that the vehicle was traveling at a low rate of speed when it hit the boy.

Josephson said the boy was bleeding from the head when he was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. But he said emergency crews at the scene did not believe the boy was in life-threatening condition and that the trip to the hospital was mostly as precaution.

There was no immediate information as to weather being a factor.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

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