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Trick-or-treater hit by car

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A 10-year-old boy was hit by a car while trick-or-treating Thursday evening in Carlton and suffered a leg injury.

According to the Carlton County Sheriff's office, the accident on the 800 block of Third Street was reported at approximately 6:45 p.m. Thursday, on a dark and damp Halloween evening.

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The accident involved a vehicle traveling north on Third Street and the juvenile boy. The driver of the vehicle states that he didn't see the child run out into the road until it was too late. Witnesses said they saw a person run out directly in front of the vehicle which was traveling in front of them.

The child was transported to Cloquet Memorial Hospital by Carlton Fire and Ambulance Service with a leg injury. No citations were issued to the driver of the vehicle.

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