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Child on bike hit by speeding car near Springfield playground

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The playground at Gunn Square on Northampton Avenue in Springfield. The playground at Gunn Square on Northampton Avenue in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Neighbors say a girl no more than 10 years old was hit by a car they claimed was speeding on Northampton Avenue about noontime Wednesday.

The accident happened less than 100 yards from the playground at Gunn Square.

Witnesses told CBS 3 that when the girl was hit she flew into the air. She suffered injuries to her torso, but she was alert when paramedics were treating her. The child was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Police on scene were speaking to the driver involved in the accident. Neighbors say speeding is a constant issue on Northampton Avenue.

Northampton Avenue runs between Wilbraham Road and King Street near American International College.

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