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Child, 8, hit by car in Shelbyville

A young boy was seriously injured when struck by a car Tuesday in Shelbyville.


The Shelbyville Police Department was dispatched just before 4:00 pm to the 1600 block of South RIley Highway for a personal injury accident.  Upon arrival it was learned that a white Chevrolet was northbound on Riley Highway.  The driver’s attention was briefly diverted to his daughter who was a front seat passenger.   When he redirected his attention to the road, he noticed that there was a child walking on the side of the road, and he was unable to avoid the child.   


The child, age 8, of Shelbyville was struck by the vehicle.  Evidence at the scene suggests that vehicle left the roadway prior to the collision. 


The child was lifelined to Riley Hospital with serious injuries.   No condition report has been released since.