CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - A 6-year-old is in the hospital after he was struck by a car near his elementary school in Coral Springs on Tuesday.
According to police, the boy ran out into the street, located along the 3500 block of Woodside Drive, and was then struck by a white Lexus that was traveling northbound.
The boy suffered some head trauma and was first treated by Coral Springs fire rescue before being airlifted to the pediatric trauma unit at Broward Health Medical Center.
His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to officials.
The boy is believed to be a first grader Hunt Elementary student, an elementary school just down the street.
A witness said the boy appeared to be walking with a younger brother and may have spotted an older sibling across the street.
Police said a 16-year-old girl was driving the Lexus north on Woodside Drive when a car heading southbound made a left turn in front of her into a neighborhood. The car turning ahead of her blocked her view, police said, as the boy ran into the street.
The driver stayed on scene and got out of the vehicle to render aid before fire rescue arrived. She is cooperating with police and is not facing any charges.
Since the incident, the intersection between 35th and Woodside Drive has been blocked off from vehicular traffic.
A witness, Javier Diaz, said the boy was conscious despite being knocked off his feet by the car.
“I was out here, I heard what happened. I turned around and ran because he said that a kid was hit,” Diaz said, “and he flew about 12 feet in the air and flew forward about 20, 25 feet, from where the car is to the sign at the end of the school zone.”
Diaz said the boy was unable to speak and had blood coming from his mouth. He also said he tried convincing the boy to stop clenching his jaw so he could remove candy from his mouth.
The other brother was not injured.
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