Boy struck by vehicle at intersection

A boy was injured when he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Center Street and South Street.

Lt. Christopher Roush of the Marshalltown Police Department said the boy was walking on the crosswalk when he was hit by the vehicle. The name of the driver and pedestrian were not released Wednesday afternoon.

Roush said the incident, which occurred just before 3 p.m., appeared worse than it actually was.

“He was alert and he was talking and went to the hospital with a minor injury,” Roush said of the victim.

Roush said it is not known yet if charges will be filed on the driver.

Traffic was rerouted for a two-block stretch on Center Street for approximately 20 minutes. While emergency crews were attending to this incident, they also responded to a two-vehicle accident just two blocks away at the corner of High and Second streets.

The accident did not appear to have significant injuries and occurred in an area where traffic was being rerouted due to the pedestrian incident.

Roush said often times drivers get will impatient when they are rerouted and travel too fast and he believes that could have been the reason for the second accident.