MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a 14-year-old boy is in serious condition after being struck by a van just after 2 p.m. today in Merritt Island.
The boy was walking southbound on the sidewalk located on the north shoulder of North Banana River Drive near Bermuda Avenue.
According to FHP reports, the boy then attempted to cross North Banana River Drive and went into the direct path of a Chevy van that was traveling southbound.
The boy was later transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
FHP says that the boy was not in a pedestrian crosswalk when he attempted to cross the roadway.
The crash remains under investigation.