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Pickup hits boy on Broadwater Tuesday morning

Pickup hits boy on Broadwater Tuesday morning

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BILLINGS - A 12-year-old Lewis and Clark Middle School student was taken to a Billings hospital Tuesday after he was hit by a pickup on Broadwater Avenue.

At about 7:15 the collision was reported at the intersection with 8th Street West. The boy was walking with another child when he stepped into the street to cross Broadwater Avenue and was hit by an eastbound RAM 5500's towing mirror, said Sgt. Shane Winden, of Billings Police Department.

The mirror hit the boy's head and the impact was strong enough to fold the mirror back and shatter the passenger side window. The boy suffered injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, Winden said.

Medical response was delayed to the scene because American Medical Response's ambulances were already dispatched to other calls. Billings firefighters assisted the injured boy until a Lockwood Fire and Rescue ambulance arrived on scene.

Winden said the 26-year-old Billings man driving the RAM reported having sun in his eyes. Witnesses provided conflicting accounts of whether the man had a green light and it was not immediately known if citations would result from the incident.

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