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High school cross-country runner hit by car in Pearland

Dale Lezo, Houston Chronicle
Updated 9:21 am, Thursday, July 25, 2013
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A high school cross-country runner on a training run was injured as she tried to cross the street and was hit by a car early this morning in Pearland.

The incident occurred about 6:20 a.m. in the 4100 block of Magnolia near the Pearland Farms subdivision, according to the Pearland Police Department.

Police said the cross-county team members, possibly from nearby Pearland High School, was conducting their usual morning training run when two girls on the team tried to cross the street and a passing vehicle hit one of them. The driver stopped.

The injured runner was flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center. Details of her injuries and condition were not released.

Police said initial reports indicate the two runners unexpectedly stepped into the path of on-coming traffic.

The name of the injured girl was not released.

Police are still investigating the case.