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Boy hit by car in Cocoa, airlifted to Orlando hospital

Crash under investigation

COCOA, Fla. – A boy was airlifted to an Orlando hospital after police say he was hit by a car in a parking lot in Cocoa.

Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports the boy was hit in the parking lot of a Hess gas station at the corner of Fiske Boulevard and King Street. The incident occurred about 12:15 p.m.

"The child has road rash to his face and injuries to the external part of his ear," said Barbara Matthews of Cocoa police. The boy is being taken to Arnold Palmer children's hospital in Orlando for further assessment of his injuries, according to police.

Police said the vehicle that hit the boy was moving slowly at the time. The incident is still under investigation.