Boy, 9, injured when hit by car

October 01, 2007|By Richard Irwin

A 9-year-old Prince George's County boy remained in critical condition yesterday after he was hit by a car on an Interstate 95 ramp after his family had vehicle trouble near Laurel, state police said.

About 7:20 p.m. Saturday, the boy and his family, who live in Greenbelt, fled their vehicle when it caught fire on the shoulder of the ramp from eastbound Sandy Spring Road leading to the interstate, according to state police at the College Park barracks.

Several minutes later, the family was crossing the ramp to examine their damaged vehicle when the boy was struck by a 1997 Ford Taurus, whose uninjured driver remained at the scene.

Police said the boy suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Children's Hospital in Washington, where he was admitted in critical condition. The child's name was not released.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.

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