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Columbus crime: 11-year-old boy struck by car in front of St. Mary's Magnet Academy

An 11-year-old child was struck by a car while trying to cross the street in front of St. Mary's Magnet Academy, according to Columbus police.

Lt. Mark Starling said the boy was part of a group of children crossing St. Mary's Road after attending a function at the school on Friday. The boy didn't look when he crossed the road, Starling said, and was hit by a Ford Explorer heading eastbound.

Starling said the boy ran into the side of the car as he crossed the street and injured his left leg.

"It's nothing life-threatening, but he does have a severe leg injury," he said.

The boy was transported to The Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged, because it was a pedestrian violation, Starling said.

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