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10th grader hit by vehicle while walking to school

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Atlanta police say a Frederick Douglass High School student was walking to school on Tuesday morning when a car hit her at the corner of Collier Road and Hamilton Homes Drive.

Investigators say the driver -- who stopped at the scene -- is not at fault, and will not be charged. They say the student stepped out in front of the car, which had a green light.

"The student was transported to Scottish Rite Hospital. We immediately alerted the parent. In fact, the parent was on the scene," said Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson Steve Alford.

It is not clear if the student was walking by herself.

Investigators say the driver who hit the 10th grader did stop after the collision. Police say the girl suffered a leg injury, and is recovering at the hospital.

APS officials stressed safety is a top priority, especially in a traffic-congested city like Atlanta.

"We'd like for all our students, and parents for that matter, to follow all safety and security protocols when they are walking to school. Whether it's traveling across a crosswalk or making sure you look both ways even when you are in a crosswalk," said Alford.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.

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