Child succumbs to injuries after being hit by car on Bradley Blvd. in Savannah

Child succumbs to injuries after being hit by car on Bradley Blvd. in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and Savannah Fire responded to a vehicle that hit a child on the 1300 block of Bradley Boulevard Monday night.

SCMPD officials say around 9:20 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was attempting to push her vehicle from a parking spot when it lurched forward, jumped the curb and struck 10-year-old Justin Martin.

Officials have confirmed that Martin has died as a result of his injuries.

One resident says he was shocked to hear about the accident.

"That's what the crazy part is like the child had just gotten a new bike for Christmas and he was riding it out here for a few days, and then come to hear this, it was like, man," said Keyvon Crenshaw.

According to Savannah Fire, fire crews were called to the scene to extricate the boy, who was trapped beneath the vehicle.

The boy sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to SCMPD.

SCMPD's Traffic Investigation Unit responded to the scene and continues to investigate.

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