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Albany child struck by vehicle

Child injured running into road

ALBANY — Officials of the Albany Police Department confirm that an 11-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle as he was running home from Lake Park Elementary School at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Phyllis Banks stated that the victim was struck by the right front corner of a small sports utility vehicle when he ran in front of the vehicle. The SUV was traveling east on Kenilworth Road near Meadowlark Drive when the incident occurred, officials say.

The child was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for observation and treatment, with the extent of injuries undisclosed, officials say. While officers of the APD have visited the hospital and the investigation is ongoing, no charges have yet been filled, Banks said.