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4/20/07-Longview

Longview Student Hit By Truck

      A Longview student is injured trying to cross the road to get to a bus stop.  A 16 year old Pine Tree student was clipped by a pick-up truck as he was trying to cross the road at Harrison and Lawrence street, to get to his school bus stop. It happened Thursday morning. The boy was hit and thrown over a guard rail and into a ditch. The teen was hospitalized with several minor injures. Some neighborhood parents are angry saying traffic speeds and a poorly planned bus stop area are putting their children in danger.

   "It's a danger it's a real danger and I think it was something that could have been prevented if they could have a place to stand farther from the road" says area parent Darlene Steffensen.

   "I'd like for them to build them a bus down there or to pick them up on the other side of the road," said concerned parent Amanda Collins.

     The boy remains hospitalized, his condition has not been released.

Reported By: Bob Hallmark; bhallmark@kltv.com  

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