Child Struck By Car In Fall River Shopping Center
A toddler was rushed to the hospital Sunday after being struck by a car in Fall River.
Fall River Scanner Talk was the first to report the news on Facebook when a woman posted that someone had driven into the Burlington Coat Factory Building on Mariano Bishop Blvd and struck a little boy.
NBC 10 obtained photos from the scene that show a dent in the side of the building where the car crashed and apparently pinned the child.
They report that the toddler was hit around 6:30 p.m. and was rushed to the hospital.
Police were not commenting on the incident and at the time of this post there was no additional information on the child's condition or any arrests.
UPDATE: NBC 10 has reported that a 19-year-old Fall River man is in custody. Police tell them that the man arrested struck the boy and then hit three other parked cars while trying to flee the scene.
He is facing several charges including negligent operation of a vehicle, operating a vehicle without a license and leaving the scene.
The child, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATE 2: The Herald News says the boy injured in the crash was an 8-year-old. He remains hospitalized.
Burlington Coat Factory closed early after the accident and will be reopening Monday September 4 at 9:30 a.m.