7-year-old child hit by truck, police say

Child was crossing East Wildmere Avenue in Longwood


LONGWOOD, Fla. – A 7-year-old boy attempted to cross a street in Longwood but was struck by a truck.

Longwood police said the boy attempted to cross East Wildmere near the intersection of East Street in Longwood when he was struck by a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.

The child was struck as he entered the road, police said.

Officers said he was taken to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital with serious bodily injury. The driver of the truck was taken to South Seminole Hospital with chest pains.

The crash is under investigation.

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