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updated: 8/31/2013 4:51 PM

9-year-old hit by squad car recovering with leg injury

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The 9-year-old boy hit by an Aurora Police Department squad car Friday is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries in Park Ridge.

The child was transferred from Presence Mercy Medical Center to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, according to Aurora Sgt. Matt Thomas.

Thomas said the boy is recovering from a leg injury after the accident, which happened at 7 p.m. Friday on Ohio Street near Front Street. Police say the 9-year-old ran into the street in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm with a 7-year-old companion.

The younger child was not injured, nor was the police officer driving the car.

Thomas said accident investigators are still piecing together what happened Friday. They do not believe speed was a factor in the accident and are trying to determine whether the officer hit the child or the 9-year-old ran into the squad car, according to Thomas.

The kids tried to cross Ohio Street south of the Front Street intersection and outside of any crosswalks.

The male officer who was driving during the accident has not been placed on administrative leave nor issued any traffic citations.

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