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Police find driver not to blame for hitting child with car


Columbia Police have determined that a driver is not to blame in a crash involving a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon on Two Notch Rd.         

Karen York from Richland School District One confirms a student from W. A. Perry Middle School was struck near the intersection of Two Notch Road and Germany Street after school let out at 3:45 Tuesday.

She says the child's condition is not known at this time.

After investigation, police determined that the child darted into traffic against a green light.

"It appears he was traveling East on foot from Germany Street over to Two Notch Road. The driver was traveling South on Two Notch when the two collided," said Jennifer Timmons, spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department.

Police say the female driver hit the child late Tuesday afternoon and then crashed into a fence off the side of the road.

The accident is not far from the scene of a collision that killed a first grader at Watkins-Nance Elementary School on October 10.

Police are still investigating the scene and are questioning a female driver.

"The female driver did everything that she could do -- quick thinking -- to try to avoid striking the child, that's why you see a car in the ditch with the airbags deployed," said Timmons.

The driver was cited with a beginner's permit violation.

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