Turner Middle School student taken to hospital after accident

A Turner Middle School student was taken to a hospital by ambulance after being hit by a vehicle at 2:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the 800 block of South 55th Street, according to a social media post by the Turner School District.

The accident was described in a Turner district social media post. The 13-year-0ld was on foot when the accident occurred at a distance from the school.

Kansas City, Kansas, police stated the accident occurred in the south 5500 block of Osage Avenue. An initial investigation showed the driver of a dark-colored vehicle, traveling on South 55th Street, struck a 13-year-old who was attempting to cross the street, police stated.

The 13-year-old had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. The driver of the vehicle fled but was later taken into custody, police stated.

Anyone with information may call the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department at 913-596-3000 or call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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