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Update 7:11 p.m.: Evanston police say a 12-year-old girl walking in the McCormick Boulevard crosswalk at Prairie Avenue was struck by a westbound car at 4:13 p.m. this afternoon.

The girl suffered a broken left leg and was taken to Evanston Hospital.

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Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the driver of the car, a 61-yearol-old Evanston woman, said she didn’t see the child because of glare from the sun. The driver was given citztions for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and negligent driving.

McCormick Boulevard was closed to traffic between Green Bay Road and Bridge Street for about a half hour after the accident.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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