A 6-year-old boy is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle Monday night.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says the boy and his mother were at the Parker's gas station on Highway 21 at Goshen Rd. in Rincon when the boy ran into the street. He was then struck by a vehicle that then drove away.
"He has some head injuries, several lacerations and you know luckily he's alive right now. But, we're trying to determine who exactly was involved in this hit and run and we've talked to some witnesses so hopefully we'll come up with who did this." said David Ehsanipoor, ECSO Public Information Officer.
Witnesses describe the vehicle that hit the child as a white Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban, with the letters B-K-Y in the license plate.
The boy was taken to Memorial Health and is expected to be ok.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:38:31 GMT
Firefighters are known to battle flames, not pack heat, but Southside Fire and EMS is exploring the idea of carrying concealed guns for upper management officers. More >>
A decision to possibly arm some of their upper managment personnel with guns is generating mixed reviews for Southside Fire and EMS as they look at ways to protect their employees in light of recent ambush attacks across the country on firefighters and EMS workers.More >>