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Child Has Serious Injuries After Being Hit by Car in DC

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A child has serious injuries but is stable and receiving treatment after being struck by a car in Southeast D.C. Friday afternoon, police say.

Police say the 9-year-old boy was struck by a Nissan sedan in the 3300 block of Wheeler Road SE. First responders were called around 2 p.m.

The boy had left his school, KIPP DC Honor Academy, before dismissal and was trying to cross the road by himself when he was struck, police said. He was not in a crosswalk.

The school says he was being picked up by a parent or guardian.

Crossing guards and D.C. police are normally present for dismissal at 4 p.m.

The driver remained on the scene. The car was towed from the scene.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the D.C. Department of Transportation will conduct a safety analysis of the street in front of the school, which has a 15 mph speed limit during the school day but no speed bumps, speed cameras or flashing yellow signals.

The scene is just two blocks from where a driver struck and injured a father and his two little girls on “Walk to School Day” in October.

A speed camera is scheduled to be installed near the school Dec. 15.

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