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Girl, 9, OK after colliding with van
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MONROE - Monroe Police are still investigating an accident involving a child and a mini van, which occurred at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 18th Street.

According to police, a 2007 mini van, driven by Brenda J. Breault, 36, Monroe, was northbound on 15th Avenue. The driver slowed to allow Anna G. Latimer, 9, to cross the street as she stood at the corner of 18th Street.

When she did not immediately cross, the van proceeded.

Latimer reportedly then ran forward, looking only to the opposite direction, and was subsequently struck by the mini van's side mirror, according to a police statement.

Breault stopped. The girl said she was not hurt. Her 12-year-old brother also said she was not hurt, and Breault left, according to the police department.

A school bus driver in the immediate area called 9-1-1. When police and EMS arrived, the girl was near the bus, and reported her shoulder hurt, but had no other injuries. She was transported to Monroe Clinic for examination.

Police said Breault returned to the site of the incident while police were interviewing and they took her statement as well.