UPDATED: 5-year-Old Recovering After Being Struck By Car

UPDATED: 5-year-Old Recovering After Being Struck By Car

Officer Angela Sands says the accident occurred just before 9PM Saturday, near the intersection of Fairfeild and 22nd street.

Sands says the child and a guardian were in the area for a Father’s day event  and were about to leave.

Before they could, however, the guardian stopped to say a few last goodbye’s to event attendees and told the child to wait on the sidewalk before crossing the street to the parking lot.

However, Sands says the five-year-old didn’t listen and attempted to cross on his own.

A Nissan Altima traveling at 34 mph down 22nd street at the same time and was unable to avoid hitting the child.

Sands says the child was hospitalized with a broken leg and no citations were issued.