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Student hit by vehicle near John Deere Middle School in Moline

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MOLINE, Illinois -- A young girl suffered minor injuries after being hit and pinned underneath a vehicle near John Deere Middle School.

The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday, January 19th.  Officers were blocking traffic in the area where the collision happened, at 12th Street and 21st Avenue.

Bystanders said they saw a group of good Samaritans help lift the car off the child to get her out from underneath.

Initially, Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said the student who was hit was expected to be treated and released for minor injuries.  He later said he learned that the child was being transferred to Peoria for her injuries.

"At this point in time (doctors) do not believe the injuries to be life threatening," Detective Griffin said.

According to Moline Detective Michael Griffin, the student who was hit was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, but was expected to be released the same day.

"I have watched the kids cross this street and it's the squealing tires, breaks, cars are flying through here at 35 miles per hour when kids are trying to go to school," said a concerned parent. "It's ridiculous."

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