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Carthage Junior High student expected to be fine after struck by vehicle before school

By Rodger G. McLane rmclane@panolawatchman.com
Nov. 13, 2013 at 4:38 a.m.


A Carthage Junior High School student was taken to ETMC Carthage as a precautionary measure after he was struck by a vehicle this morning while crossing Holly Street.

Carthage Police Chief Jim Vanover said the incident happened around 7:40 a.m. before classes started. He said the driver tried to avoid hitting the student.

"A lady driving a 2010 Dodge utility vehicle tried to slow down because she saw him coming," Vanover said. "She hit him on the front right corner of her truck which knocked his feet out from under him."

Vanover said the student's mother took the child to a hospital as a precaution, choosing not to use the ambulance that was called to the scene.

Carthage ISD Superintendent J. Glenn Hambrick said the student is expected to be fine.

"The principal, Mike Baysinger, visited with him earlier and he feels like he has some bumps and bruises, but he will be fine; it was not too serious," Hambrick said.

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