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September 19, 2014

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Boy, 7, in serious condition after running into street, being hit by truck

Boy hit by truck

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A 7-year-old boy was in serious condition Sunday after he was hit by a pickup truck while sprinting into a residential street in North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Police received reports of the accident near Belmont Street and Carey Avenue about 12:30 p.m. A truck was driving down the 3000 block of Glendale Avenue when a boy darted between two cars and into the street, said North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon.

The truck, which police believe was not speeding, hit the boy. The boy was taken to University Medical Center.

Coon said the driver is not expected to face charges.

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  1. While I hope the boy fully recovers.....and the driver is not charged for this incident, I do hope that the negligent parents are charged with neglect. You can't let a small child run around a busy street or any type of thoroughfare and not expect something like this to happen.

    Where are his parents? This child, if he makes it through, should be taken from them and they should be tried for willful neglect and endangerment.