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Driver Hits Girl Crossing Street

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A Grants Pass girl is sent to the hospital after a driver hits her while walking. Officers say, Monday morning 20-year-old Cody Krauss drove into a 15-year-old girl as she crossed the streets of A and Baker Street.

Officers say speed was not a factor but the driver was blinded by the sun that morning. A friend of the victim says she will be recovering at a Portland hospital for 3 more weeks. She is suffering from facial, leg, hip and internal injuries.

Krauss was cited for a failure to stop at a pedestrian and released. That violation has up to $1,000 fine.