Monday, October 14, 2013

5-year-old Boy Hit By Pickup Truck In Brevard County

COCOA, Florida -- A 5-year-old boy remains in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck in Brevard County, Florida.


Around 7:20 p.m., a special needs child had gotten away from his parents in a nearby parking lot.  As the parents were searching for the boy, he wandered into the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 near Indian River Drive and into the path of a 2013 Dodge pickup truck driven by 64-year-old Timm Eri.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Eri swerved to the left - but the right front of the pickup struck the child. 


The boy was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida.