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Child struck by vehicle in southwest Charlotte

A child was struck Thursday evening at Nations Ford Road and Willeta Drive.
A child was struck Thursday evening at Nations Ford Road and Willeta Drive. WBTV

A 5-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in southwest Charlotte Thursday evening.

Police said the incident happened at 6:14 p.m. near the intersection of Willetta Drive and Nations Ford Road after the child ran into the street and in front of a moving car. The child was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the car wasn’t charged for the collision, but police said the driver had a suspended license and was arrested on that charge.

Police didn’t identify the driver.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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