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Boy, 12, breaks leg after truck strikes him near Abilene middle school

Published On: Feb 12 2014 11:19:32 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 13 2014 12:58:53 PM CST
Pedestrian hit
ABILENE, Texas -

A 12-year-old boy suffered a broken leg Wednesday after he stepped out from in front of a stopped vehicle and into the path of a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup, police said.

The accident occurred about 8 a.m. near the tennis courts at Mann Middle School – in the 3200 block of Vogel.

The boy received “incapacitating injuries to the child’s lower extremity,” Abilene police said in a news release. He was taken via ambulance to Hendrick Medical Center for treatment. Police said he was “conscious and alert at the scene.”

The police investigation revealed the boy wasn’t in a crosswalk and that the female driver of the F-150 wasn’t in violation. No citations were issued, police said, at a time when the vehicle “sustained minor damage to its right front quarter panel.”