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Altus girl hit by car

Altus_An update in the case of an 9-year old Altus girl who was hit by a car Monday afternoon. Police say she has been admitted to Jackson County Memorial Hospital for observation.

   The accident happened around 3:30 on South Park Lane. Officials say she was hit while chasing after her dog. Her view of the oncoming car was blocked by a van traveling in the opposite direction.

   When she was hit, she landed on the hood of the car. The car then traveled for about 80-feet when she was thrown off and landed underneath it.

   Police say the driver was speeding at the time of the accident and was cited.

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