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Boy, 9, hit by van in Port St. Lucie in critical condition

Child hit after running across road, police say
Port St. Lucie Police Department
Posted at 8:03 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:18:49-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A 9-year-old boy was hit by a van Wednesday afternoon after running across a road in Port St. Lucie, police said.

Sgt. Keith Boham said the child was walking home on the sidewalk with his older brother along the 3100 block of Southwest Savona Blvd.

Around 4:46 p.m., police said the boy ran across the road and was hit by a 2008 Dodge Sprinter Van traveling north.

Boham said the boy was taken to a local hospital by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue with "significant injuries."

Police said Thursday there were no signs of impairment by the driver, and the speed of van did not appear to be a factor in the incident.

The child is in critical condition.