3 children hospitalized after being hit by truck in Bradenton


Bradenton, Fl-FHP said three children were sent to the hospital in Bradenton on Thursday afternoon, October 3rd, after being hit by a truck.

The truck driver was a male in a Ford truck driving north on 15th Street E. in Bradenton. The vehicle approached the intersection at 33rd Avenue Drive E. when three kids ran across 15th Street E. into the truck’s path.

FHP said the truck driver attempted to avoid a collision with the kids, but the truck’s front end hit all three kids in the intersection.

Officials said the truck swerved to the right side of the road, onto the grass shoulder, and hit a mailbox.

All three kids, ages 9, 11, and 15, were transported to All Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.