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Teen Hit By Car While Jogging

Last updated on Friday, May 25, 2012

(CROTHERSVILLE) - A 13-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a car in Crothersville on Wednesday night, police said.

Indiana State Police Trooper Seth Davidson was the first on the scene and reported 13-year- old Joseph T. Smedley of Crothersville had suffered a " severe fracture to his lower right leg, head and other injuries."

January Wetzel of the Tribune reports that Smedley was later transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Davidson said Smedley had been "jogging and had headphones on."

"He was running northbound on South Kovener Street and the car was coming west¬bound on West Main Street," Davidson said.

The boy had come to the intersection and decided to run through it, he added.

"He said he thought he could beat the car, but misjudged and got hit," Davidson said.

The impact broke the windshield on the passenger's side of the vehicle and threw the teen 50 feet. The car was driven by 17-year-old Jackie N. Bowman of Crothersville, Davidson said.

Bowman, whose mother was in the vehicle, too, was not cited for the incident.

ISP Trooper Matt Holley, a certified crash re-constructionist, was the investigating officer.

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