A Pedestrian Child Struck by Vehicle in Palmetto, Hospitalized


Palmetto, Fl. – In Palmetto, a distressing incident occurred as a child was involved in a collision with a vehicle and has been subsequently transported to the hospital for medical care.

The crash took place at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 14th Street West, according to the Palmetto Police. Authorities have reported that a 12-year-old boy was crossing the road alongside his mother when he broke away from her and ventured into oncoming traffic, resulting in the collision with a vehicle.

Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler stated that the child was swiftly taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with significant injuries, potentially of a critical nature. The situation remains under investigation as authorities work to gather more information about the incident.