A 2-year-old boy suffered injuries when he apparently ran into the path of a passing car near R.M. Miano Elementary School, police said.
The boy was is in stable condition at a hospital Thursday after the collision late Wednesday, police said.
Acting Chief Ray Reyna said witnesses reported seeing the boy run onto B Street near Abby Circle in the path of a red Dodge sedan traveling west.
Witnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle, which they estimated was traveling 20 to 25 mph, swerved to try to avoid hitting the boy, Reyna said.
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The boy suffered moderate abrasions and bruises to the head and body, Reyna said. He was airlifted to Valley Children’s Hospital.
Police responded to a 911 call just after 9 p.m. and found the boy being cared for by family members.
The boy’s family told police the child had followed an older family member out of his nearby house. The family member didn’t see the boy leave.
Officers conducted a DUI impairment test on the 19-year-old male driver, Reyna said. The test revealed no evidence of impairment, and the driver wasn’t cited.