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The wife of a Naval Air Facility Atsugi employee hit and injured a 12-year-old boy Wednesday morning while driving near Camp Zama, according to Zama police.

Navy officials declined to identify the woman. Police identified her as Kum Suk McCarthy, 40, who works as a store clerk at Camp Zama.

Police said McCarthy was driving in Zama city about 8 a.m. when a boy ran from the left side of the road in front of her car.

The boy suffered a skull fracture and was taken to a hospital but his condition did not appear to be serious, police and Navy officials said.

McCarthy remained at the scene until police arrived. She was not arrested, according to Atusgi spokesman Brian Naranjo.

The accident site is about a half-mile southeast of Camp Zama, a Zama police spokesman said. Initial reports show the boy was not in a designated crosswalk when the accident occurred, police said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The two bases are about six miles apart, west of Tokyo.

In December, a sailor visiting Atsugi on temporary duty struck three young boys while driving from the base in Hachioji near Yokota Air Base.

The boys were not seriously injured. Because she was on duty at the time, the sailor’s case was turned over to the Navy.

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