Child struck by vehicle, taken to hospital


GIFFORD — A 5-year-old child was taken to a trauma center after being struck by a vehicle Sunday, Indian River County sheriff’s officials said.

The child was hit about 4:10 p.m. near 39th Drive and 41st Square in the Grace Grove complex, just north of 41st Street. The juvenile was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, sheriff’s spokesperson Keith Carson said.

The child’s gender and condition were not immediately available. Florida Highway Patrol will investigate the cause of the crash.

No further details were immediately available. 

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