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January 26, 2015

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9-year-old hit on Summerlin Parkway on-ramp

Highway accident

A 9-year-old crossing the Summerlin Parkway on-ramp near Buffalo Drive was hospitalized Tuesday night after being struck by a car, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

The boy was transported to University Medical Center and his injuries are considered to be nonlife-threatening, said trooper Loy Hixson, highway patrol spokesman.

The collision happened around 5:40 p.m. when the 9-year-old and a group of other youths were crossing the parkway on-ramp from south to north, Hixson said.

Witnesses from a nearby apartment complex told officials the group was headed from an apartment complex in the area to a K-Mart when a white 2001 Honda four-door about halfway down the on-ramp struck the 9-year-old, Hixson said.

The boy will remain at UMC overnight for observation and is expected to recover, Hixson said.

The 24-year-old Honda driver who stayed on the scene is not at fault because pedestrians are not permitted to cross on freeways, which includes on-ramps, Hixson said.

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  1. When I see someone j-walking I just floor it! Survival of the fittest. Do we really want the genes of miscreants to stay in the gene pool?