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Boy, 13, hit by car while walking to school

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 13-year-old student of Edwin Denby High School is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on his way to school Thursday morning on Detroit’s east side, police said.

It was about 8 a.m., right near bell time at the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan school, when the ninth-grader was hit by a white, 2001 Lincoln Town Car while trying to cross Brock and East Seven Mile. That’s a little less than a mile from the school, which is at 12800 Kelly.

A 13-year-old Detroit Denby High School student was struck by a car on his way to school Thursday morning, police said.

The 35-year-old man whose car allegedly hit the boy stopped, checked on his condition, and waited for police to arrive, according to police. Medics transported him to the hospital, and his injuries are believed to be non-threatening, said Kenyetta Hebron, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

"We can confirm a 9th grade Denby High School student was struck by a car this morning on his way to school," EAA spokeswoman Rian English Barnhill wrote. "The student has been hospitalized due to injuries and the student's family and school leadership are currently with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with our student and his family during this difficult time."

The driver was cited, but not arrested, for driving without a license or proof of insurance, and his vehicle was towed.

jdickson@detroitnews.com