A 5-year-old boy was hit by a car while running on the beach Wednesday, authorities say.

According to Volusia County Beach Patrol, the child was running toward the ocean on Daytona Beach Shores when a car hit him.

The child, who was visiting from Tennessee has been taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Drivers are urged to use caution while on the beach during the holiday weekend.

Rip current advisories have also been issued at beaches.