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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.

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.

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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