Child hit by car, badly injured in Hixson

Child hit by car, badly injured in Hixson

October 5th, 2010 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

An 8-year-old Hispanic male was struck while crossing the street late this afternoon, said Sgt. Jerri Weary with the Chattanooga Police Department.

The boy is listed in critical condition with a head injury at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, Weary said.

The accident happened around 6:20 p.m. at 1200 Gadd Road in Hixson, Weary said.

Witnesses told police the child was playing in the area with friends when he attempted to cross the street and ran out in front of a car, Weary said.

Two people were taken in for questioning, though police cannot say specifically what factors caused the accident until they have investigated further, Weary said.

The name of the child has not been released.