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CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A 15-year-old Newman Smith High School student was hit by a pickup while walking to school around 7:40 a.m. on Thursday.

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The boy was rushed to Medical Center Plano with a serious head injury.  A Carrollton Police spokesperson says two hours later he was responding and reacting to commands.

Police said the the accident happened on E. Jackson Road at Jackson Circle.

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The driver told police he was blinded by the sun as he came over the top of a hill and did not see the boy.

Police say the boy was not walking in a crosswalk.

The driver is not facing any charges for hitting the boy with his pickup.

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