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Hudson mayor cited after hitting child with vehicle

Jan 3, 2018 By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

Hudson Mayor Mike Anderson has been issued a citation after striking a child with his vehicle Dec. 31.

Lander police responded at 4:17 p.m. to the intersection of Main and North Second streets after it was reported a child was hit by an automobile.

According to LPD public information officer Duane Kaiser, Anderson was on South Second Street waiting to turn right to head east on Main Street.

When the light turned green, Anderson made the right-hand turn, striking a 9-year-old boy.

"The child had the signal to cross in the crosswalk and didn't do anything wrong," Kaiser said.

Witnesses told police Anderson came to a stop, but the vehicle was still on top of the child.

Witnesses called for Anderson keep moving in order to free the boy.

Once the vehicle was moved, Guardian EMS took over and transported the boy to SageWest Health Care at Lander. Officials there did not release information about the boy's condition.

Police said Anderson told them he did not see the child before turning. Police also confirmed drugs and alcohol were not factors in the incident.

Anderson was cited for failing to yield for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

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