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Child hit by car near Oakton School in Evanston

Evanston police say a 7-year-old girl crossing Oakton Street at Barton Avenue was struck by a car about 4:10 p.m. Thursday.

The girl was taken to St. Francis Hospital by fire department paramedics where she was treated for multiple bruises and scrapes and a possible broken collarbone.

Police say multiple witnesses saw the incident and said the driver of the car, which was westbound on Oakton, had been traveling at a high rate of speed through the school zone adjacent to Oakton Elementary School.

The girl reportedly was crossing the street with her brother in a marked crosswalk and was thrown into the air by the impact with the car.

Police say the driver of the car, Yuriy Velikov, 50, of the 3600 block of Salem Walk in Northbrook, has been issued citations for negligent driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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