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Macon teen not seriously hurt when bumped by truck

A 15-year-old student was not seriously hurt when he was bumped by a truck as he crossed Bloomfield Road in Macon this morning.

The student was treated at a Macon hospital and released, authorities said.

An initial police account of the 6:40 a.m. incident, which happened near the intersection of Bloomfield and Virginia drives, noted that the Southwest High School ninth-grader had been going to catch a school bus.

Bibb County school officials, however, said later in the day that while there was a bus at the intersection at the time, the location is not a bus stop and that the student was not supposed to be a passenger on the bus.

According to police spokesman Lt. Eric Walker's news release Thursday morning, "the student had gotten out of his mother's car at the intersection and went to run across (the road)."

The driver of an oncoming Ford F-150 "applied brakes and had almost come to a stop before making contact. No charges will be filed against the driver of the truck," Walker's statement said.

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