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Girl, 12, hit by ambulance in Jamaica Plain

A 12-year-old girl was hit by an ambulance that was responding to a call and traveling along a Jamaica Plain street.

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A young girl was rushed to a hospital after she was hit by an ambulance while crossing a street in Jamaica Plain this weekend.

The 12-year-old girl had just stepped out of her mother's car at about noon Saturday and was crossing near 3704 Washington St. when the Boston EMS ambulance hit her, according to police.

The girl's mother said she had pulled over to let her out of the car and that her daughter was in the street when the ambulance drove by.

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Police said that officers on scene saw that there was no crosswalk where the girl was walking in the street.

The ambulance passenger said they were on their way to an emergency call with the lights and sirens on when the girl ran out in front of the ambulance, police said.

The driver tried to avoid the girl by swerving sharply to the right causing the ambulance to also collide with the parked car.

After being treated on scene the girl was taken to Boston Children's Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The ambulance driver was also taken to a hospital for stress related injuries.

Police said they have not issued a citation.

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