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BOISE -- A 17-year-old boy suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital this morning after being struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Ustick Road and North Milwaukee Street.

The accident happened at 7:22 a.m.

Boise Police say the teen was in a crosswalk heading south on Ustick Road and had the white hand signal, giving him the right of way to cross the street.

A motorist headed south on Milwaukee was attempting to make a left turn and failed to yield for the flashing yellow light. The truck was going about 15 mph when it hit the boy in the crosswalk.

The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are non life-threatening.

Police say it's important for people to pay attention during the morning commute.

Unfortunately it happens quite often and we ask people on both sides, whether they're driving or walking, to make sure that you're aware of your surroundings, said Boise Police Sgt. Craig Nixon.

The driver of the truck, a 49-year-old Boise man, told officers he did not realize the pedestrian had the right of way. He was cited for failure to yield on a left turn. The citation carries a $90 fine.

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