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January 20, 2018

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Child struck by car, alert driver avoids tragedy

A 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital for a head injury Friday night after she ran out into the street and was struck by a car in North Las Vegas.

The incident happened at 7:04 p.m. on the 5400 block of Maple Mesa Street, said officer Chrissie Coon, spokeswoman for North Las Vegas Police.

The girl ran from between two parked cars out in front of a moving car, Coon said.

The driver of the car swerved to try to avoid the girl, who was ultimately struck by the car’s side mirror, Coon said.

The girl was taken to University Medical Center for a possible head injury, Coon said.

“That little girl would be dead if the driver wasn’t paying attention,” said Coon, adding that the driver was not ticketed for the collision as the pedestrian was at fault.

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