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Police: Marengo boy in accident ran in front of cars

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 2:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 11:42 p.m. CDT

MARENGO – A 13-year-old boy who suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in an accident Thursday ran in front of the car that hit him, police said.

The boy was crossing Grant Highway at East Street about 4:45 p.m. when he was hit by a 1999 Ford four-door car, officials said.

“According to witnesses, he ran in front of the cars,” Police Chief Joseph Hallman said. “Maybe he thought he could make it, or misjudged the distance.”

The Marengo boy was flown to a hospital in Rockford, the Marengo Fire Protection District said.

Alicia Del Torre Perez, 37, of Marengo who was driving the car, was charged with not having a valid driver’s license.

Hallman said there might be additional charges pending further investigation, but said he doubts it.

– Joseph Bustos

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