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Update: Fargo Police urge parents to talk to children about pedestrian safety after two crashes involving children

Initial report says a child was hit by a car on 25th Street S.
Initial report says a child was hit by a car on 25th Street S.(Valley News Live)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 8:36 AM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: This morning, January 20, 2021, at 7:50 a.m. Fargo Police Officers responded to a vehicle versus child crash in the 2500 block of 36 Avenue South and another crash at 8:27 a.m. in the 2400 block of 17 Street South.

In both incidents, the drivers reported the children were either in the roadway or had run out into the roadway from behind parked cars. The kids were not seriously injured in either incident.

No citations were issued in either incident.

The Fargo Police Department would like to remind parents to talk to their children about safety when walking to school or waiting for a school bus. In the winter, the time when children and motorists are commuting to school is often dark, making it difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Please remind children, it is not safe to run out into the roadway, and to always look both ways before crossing the road.

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Original: Fargo Police responded to a report of a child being hit by a car on 25th Street S. on Wednesday morning.

It happened just before 8 in the morning.

A police officer on scene told our crew that the car “bumped” the child. The officer says the child was not hurt and there was no damage to the car.

Traffic was backed up for some time, because officers needed to alert the child’s parents.

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