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Trial underway for man accused of running over four children in front of school in Colorado Springs

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The trial is underway for a man accused of hitting a group of kids as they crossed the street in front of their elementary school in January.

The jury was selected and heard opening statements on Wednesday in the case against 60-year-old Douglas Clubb.

Clubb is charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, and four traffic offenses.

Clubb has pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

The incident happened in the crosswalk in front of James Monroe Elementary on January 12th.

Investigators say four kids were attempting to cross the street with direction of a crossing guard at the intersection of Pikes Peak and Chelton. 

Investigators say that is when a car driven by Douglas Clubb hit the kids.

In court on Wednesday, witnesses testified Clubb's car dragged one of the kids for several feet before it stopped. 

They also told the jury a group of witnesses helped lift the car off one of the kids who was pinned underneath it.

The trial is set to continue on Thursday morning. 

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