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9-year-old boy hit by van in Port St. Lucie

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9-year-old boy hit by van in Port St. Lucie (Port St. Lucie Police Department)

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.



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