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Danvers High student hit by car in crosswalk

DANVERS — A Danvers High student suffered a minor leg injury after she was struck in a crosswalk on Cabot Road on Friday at 7 a.m., police said.

Police said poor visibility due to glare from the low morning sun may have contributed to the accident.

The driver of the vehicle, a Danvers resident, was issued a citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Police Sgt. Robert Bettencourt said police are not releasing the name of the driver or the victim.

The girl was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem as a precaution but was not believed to be seriously injured.

The vehicle that struck the girl was heading east on Cabot Road when it struck the girl in the crosswalk at Massachusetts Avenue. Bettencourt said solar glare may have made it difficult for the driver, who was an adult, to see the student.

“Even the officers who responded said the solar glare was tough in that spot,” Bettencourt said.

The School Department said it was reviewing its procedures regarding the incident.

Source:  salemnews.com