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Student Hit By a Car

Student Hit By a Car
By: Holly Brantley

DEXTER, Mo. - A 17-year-old Dexter high school student is recovering after being struck by a truck Saturday morning at one of the town's busiest intersections.

Jamie Wilburn was working with other student council members at a fundraiser when the accident happened.

Bob and Bonnie Webb sell papers at the same intersection on Sundays. About five years ago, Bonnie says she was struck by a car while she sold papers at the corner of Business 60 and Walnut.

"I was struck by a drunk driver," said Bonnie. "He hit me and knocked me down.  I was almost killed."   

The Webb's return five days a week, taking home half the profits from the papers they sell.

"I've been here too long. I love my job," said Bonnie.

"Our customers they depend on us," said Bob.

The couple says they wish some drivers would slow down.

"Some of the cars get kind of crazy," said Bob. "That sign says stop, but I don't think some of them know what that means."

The intersection is just yards away from Randy Hanye's front door.  He says groups often use the corner for fundraiser's because it's so heavily traveled.

"I am not surprised someone was hit here," said Haynes. "Some people need to be more careful.  These  kids are out here doing good things."

Mike Wilburn, Jamie's dad, tells Heartland News Jamie came home Sunday afternoon after one night in the hospital.  She has a concussion, but no broken bones.  She should return to school in about a week.

According to the Dexter Police Department, groups and organizations are allowed to collect at the corner as long as the fundraiser is approved by city hall.

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