A 9-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was hit by a van Wednesday afternoon, Port St. Lucie police said.
The incident happened 9-year-old boy along SW Savona Boulevard near SW Century Avenue around 4:45 p.m.
A preliminary investigation revealed the boy was walking home with his older brother, according to police. They were walking on the sidewalk when the 9-year-old ran across Savona Boulevard and was hit by a 2008 Dodge Sprinter van that was heading north.
The boy was taken to a local hospital by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue with "significant injuries," police said. This case has been assigned to Traffic Homicide Investigations.