Child critical after being hit by car

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 6-year-old child has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The crash happened about noon in the 500 block of 39th Court, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said. The child’s gender was not released.

The child was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach with critical injuries, Kofke said. No other injuries were reported.

Florida Highway Patrol will investigate the cause of the wreck.

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