A 7-year-old boy was critically injured Friday morning after being struck and run over by a sport utility vehicle while riding his bike in Osceola County, officials said.

The boy was hit around 8 a.m. near Valleyview Drive and Bellalago Drive in Kissimmee.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Hernan Gulloso, 67, of New York, was driving westbound on Bellalago Drive approaching a traffic circle when he hit the boy, who was ejected from the bike and run over. 

Gulloso said the sun was in his eyes and he didn't see the boy, according to troopers.

The boy was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, said troopers, who added that the child was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Charges are pending against Gulloso, troopers said.

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