NEWS SHORT: Two high school girls hit by a car, sending one to the hospital

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canyon-view-logoCEDAR CITY – Two 17-year-old girls were hit by a car Thursday while trying to cross the street in front of their high school.

Gold Cross Ambulance transported one of the girls to Valley View Hospital for non-threatening injuries, said Officer Jimmy Roden, Public Information Officer for Cedar City Police Department. She has since been released but is still complaining of pain, he added.

“She was transported to the hospital for leg pain. They (doctors) aren’t sure what’s causing the pain, maybe a knee injury. But they’re going to watch her for a week and see if the pain continues,” Roden said. “But there were no broken bones or other injuries.”

The other high school girl received some bumps and bruises from the incident but did not need medical attention, Roden said.

The girls were walking from Canyon View High School to the middle school right across the street when they were hit by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old student.

Authorities said the driver had just pulled out of the high school parking lot and was trying to merge into traffic when the accident occurred.

“When he turned into traffic he struck both females. He didn’t see them when he pulled out of the parking lot,” Roden said.

The incident happened at around 4 p.m. following the end of the school day.

The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian, Roden said.

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