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January 25, 2015

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Young children struck by cars in separate incidents; police caution parents

Kids hit

A car hit a 3-year-old boy playing in the street Friday, a day after another 3-year-old was hit in North Las Vegas.

The Friday collision happened around 5 p.m. on the 2800 block of Lodge Pole Court near Civic Center Drive and Cheyenne Avenue, said officer Chrissie Coon, spokeswoman for North Las Vegas Police.

The boy was playing in the dead end street when a car stuck him, Coon said. He was rushed to University Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Coon said this is the second incident in a two-day period when a small child was struck.

On Thursday around 7:40 p.m. a 3-year-old girl was hit by a car on the 2600 block of Daley Street near Civic Center Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard North, Coon said.

The girl, who is expected to recover, was taken to University Medical Center with a concussion and broken bones, Coon said.

Coon said that with nicer weather kids tend to spend more time outside.

“Parents should not let their kids play in the street,” said Coon, adding that evening hours make it nearly impossible for drivers to see young children playing in the street.

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  1. Good grief...

    When you have to have the Police Department issue a statement telling parents not to let their children PLAY IN THE STREET, well, that's just...sad & pathetic.