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Child Struck By Car in Boston Neighborhood, Police Say

The child was taken to a local hospital after being struck just before 7 p.m. in the area of 18 Wilcock Street

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Boston police say a child was hit by a pickup truck Sunday night in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.

The child was taken to a local hospital after being struck just before 7 p.m. in the area of 18 Wilcock Street. Police did not have an immediate update on the child's condition or the extent of injuries.

Officials did not provide the child's name or age, but an eyewitness tells NBC10 Boston that she believes the victim is a 7-year-old boy, and he was moving when he was taken to the hospital.

“We heard the mother was screaming so we came out, the car that hit the child was moving back because I guess the child went underneath the car, and everyone was screaming, 'Call the cops! Call the cops,'" Margaret Dean said. "I mean he was moving but we don’t know the status of that child.”

Boston police say the pickup truck driver stayed on scene.

NBC10 Boston is told that the child's mother was so distraught that she was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Police say the truck driver stayed on scene and was reported as being "shaken."

Law enforcement was on scene for several hours, taking photos and doing reconstruction. Several evidence markers were visible inside the area sectioned off by police tape.

An investigation is ongoing.

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