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Child struck on Leavenworth Street near Omaha hospital

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 6:10 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2022 at 6:53 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police closed an intersection south of the Nebraska Medical Center during the Monday evening commute after a child on a skateboard collided with a pickup.

Officers closed the intersection of 43rd and Leavenworth streets, diverting eastbound traffic. 6 News saw the skateboard lying on the ground nearby.

Officers told 6 News that the juvenile was riding a skateboard in the turn lane and entered the intersection against a red light. He collided with the side of a red pickup truck that had the right of way.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Initially, police thought the incident was a hit and run but later determined the driver was disoriented from the airbag and eventually came back.

Police have the incident on video from hospital security cameras.

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