13-year-old hit by car in Marengo

MARENGO – A 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Thursday afternoon, a fire official said.

The boy was crossing Grant Highway at East Street about 5 p.m. when he was hit, said Capt. John Kimmel of the Marengo Fire Protection District.

He was flown by Flight for Life to Rockford with unknown injuries, Kimmel said, adding that he didn't believe the injuries were life-threatening.

The driver, who stopped, wasn't injured, he said.

Additional details weren't available Thursday evening.

A call made to the Marengo police chief wasn't returned Thursday evening. The chief is the only member of the department authorized to speak to the media.

- Emily K. Coleman