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Teen hit by SUV while walking to school

Just before 8 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a teen girl was hit by an SUV while walking to Centennial High School. According to police, the girl is around 14 or 15 years old, and was struck by the SUV when she ran across the middle of the street with friends without using a crosswalk, into oncoming traffic.

The girl was hit in the middle of the block after crossing South Mattis Avenue in Champaign, south of John Street. Police say that the girl was found by medical personal pinned underneath the vehicle, but was breathing and responsive. Her current condition is unknown, but she was taken to a nearby hospital. The accident will continue to be investigated by authorities, and no citations have been issued at this time.