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Grant Middle School Student Hit by SUV on Way to School

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

For the second time this week, a Corpus Christi Independent School District student was hit by a vehicle.

The latest incident happened just before 8:45 a.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Wapentate and Grand Junction, just two blocks from Grant Middle School.

Police said the eighth grader was on his way to school when he was hit by a sport utility vehicle. He suffered some scrapes and bruises, and was taken to Doctor's Regional Hospital.

The boy is expected to be okay.

Police said the driver may have been blinded by the sun, making it the second accident of its kind this week that may have been caused by the sun.

"You know what, it's a bad time of the day. We get a lot of that, and sometimes our lights malfunction," said Lt. Carlos Rios of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "You've just got to be careful if you are blinded. Like I said, take a second and make sure you're clear to proceed. You can help it."

Police were unable to determine if the boy was in the crosswalk. No citations have been handed out, but that could change once the investigation is complete.

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