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7-year-old boy suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Hernando County

Posted at 8:42 PM, Dec 31, 2019

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A 7-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Tuesday, officials say.

Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was traveling southbound on Mariner Boulevard at the intersection of Chalmer Street. The boy was riding a tricycle across the intersection with the father and sister.

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The boy entered the path of the vehicle and was struck.

The boy suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Officials said alcohol was not a factor in the incident.