Boy hit in crosswalk: 'Three out of the 4 lanes stopped'

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First on the scene
Kris Reister witnessed the crash around 7 p.m. at 51st and Main.

"I hear the crash of him getting hit," Reister said, "and I see him flying through the air, so I ran to his aid as soon as possible, got on the phone with dispatcher and got the cops here as soon as I could.

"Dispatch told me and this other guy was here helping me put him on his back, so we got him on his back," Reister said, "but his shoulder was basically completely behind his back."