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Child seriously injured after getting hit by truck near Pickett Elementary

Police are investigating how the the accident happened.

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 1:23 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 11:32 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A 7 yr. old boy was seriously injured after getting hit by a truck on Pickett Road Friday afternoon.

Police said the child was struck in front of Pickett Elementary School around noon. Officers on scene said the child suffered a head injury and was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital.

The boy's mother tells KQ2 News her son was coming home from playing in the park at the school when he was hit while crossing the street.

"Right now it looks like a terrible accident. Unfortunately, accidents do just happen," said St. Joseph Police Sgt. James Tonn.

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