Police in Auburn have shed some light on the events, which led up to a 3-year-old boy getting struck by a passenger vehicle on State Street in the City on Thursday. Officers say that it appears as though two children were left inside a vehicle, unattended, when one of the children proceeded to exit the vehicle — as well as his child seat — walking across the street. Authorities say that when the child walked across the street, he was struck by a passing vehicle. Authorities also point out that the mother of the 3-year-old could face criminal charges. The exact condition of the child is unclear, but the child was reportedly alert at the time of being airlifted to Upstate University Hospital.
An accident on Thursday in Auburn left a 3-year-old child hospitalized in Syracuse after being struck by a car near State Street.
Officials in Auburn say that the boy was airlifted from the Holiday Inn to Upstate University Hospital, shortly before 2 pm. The incident itself was reported around 1:25 pm and details remain foggy with regards to what led to the accident.
The 3-year-old suffered head injuries, but was alert when first responders transported him to the Holiday Inn before being airlifted to Upstate University Hospital. Airlifting the child to Upstate was billed as a precautionary measure, but reports indicate at this time that the injuries were serious in nature.
Officials in Auburn have not clarified the condition of the child, or identified the child since the accident occurred on Thursday afternoon.
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