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Siwanoy first grader struck by car after chasing ball into street

A first grader from Siwanoy Elementary School was struck by a car Friday morning after he ran into the street near Iden Avenue to retrieve a ball, said Principal Farid Johnson in an email to parents.

Johnson said the student was with his family receiving medical treatment and in good spirits.

“We are thankful that his injuries are not life threatening,” Johnson said. “Instances like this can be very unsettling for other students. Please know that our school staff are prepared to respond to any students needing additional support. Please contact the school should you have any concerns about your child that we should be aware of so that we can partner to provide the needed support.”

The principal stressed the need to drive, walk and play safely. “This is especially important during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up time when there is an increase in traffic on the roads, sidewalks and crosswalks,” he said.

Johnson thanked first responders for their quick and professional actions.

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