An 11-year-old Hinsdale Middle School student was hit by a car while crossing Garfield Street on 1st Street around 3 p.m. Thursday, Chief Brad Bloom said.
The female student was in the north crosswalk when a car that was turning left onto southbound Garfield from westbound 1st hit the student, according to Bloom, causing "relatively minor" injuries to the student.
"The driver said they didn’t see the pedestrian due to the sun being in their eyes," Bloom said.
The driver, 41-year-old Teresa Urquhart of Willowbrook, was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian and the victim, who was walking in a group of at least three at the time, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released, according to the police department.
The intersection of 1st and Garfield has been in the spotlight since a different juvenile was hit crossing west on Garfield Dec. 21. Following that incident, the police department conducted a traffic study that concluded new stop signs should be put in place on northbound and southbound Garfield, making the intersection a four-way stop.
The Board of Trustees and the signs were erected on Feb. 1.
Bloom said Thursday's incident was not caused by the new Garfield stop signs.
Earlier Thursday, . Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said Tuesday afternoon that no citations and five warnings had been given out since the signs were put up.