2-year-old hospitalized for head injury after being hit by truck

Woman and child struck (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 2-year-old child is in critical but stable condition after being struck by a pickup on the city’s east side, police say.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on Saturday in the 8220 block of East 34th Street — that’s just east of North Franklin Road.

As the 2-year-old darted into the road, the mother tried to grab the child. Both were hit by the pickup.

The child’s mother was taken to the hospital with a possible broken leg. The child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health with a head injury.

While police initially said the child was 6 years old, Officer Genae Cook with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed on Saturday evening that the child was 2 years old.

Police at the scene told WISH-TV they believed the child and mother live nearby and that icy road conditions were a factor in the incident.

All the people involved are cooperating with authorities, according to Cook. The driver of the truck went to the hospital for a blood draw, in accordance with state law.