Boy Hurt After Being Struck on Blue Water Boulevard
The fire department said they airlifted a 6-year-old boy to Johns Hopkins Children's Center with serious injuries. The boy is a student at Seven Oaks Elementary School.
UPDATE (3:16 p.m.)—A 6-year-old boy sustained serious injuries Wednesday morning when he was struck by an SUV in the Seven Oaks section of Odenton, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.
Department spokesman Capt. James Rostek said units responded at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a pedestrian struck. Rostek said it happened near the intersection of Blue Water Boulevard and Roff Point Drive.
Paramedics treated the boy at the the scene and then he was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said officers on the scene reported that the child was struck by a Chevy Avalanche. An early investigation indicated that the accident was caused by pedestrian error, he said.
Anne Arundel County Schools spokesman Bob Mosier said the boy is a student at Seven Oaks Elementary School, and that he was walking with fellow students to school.
Mosier said the school has been in touch with the family and is offering counseling and support resources to them, as well as to anyone who witnessed the incident. He said a letter with details would be distributed to parents of students at the school later Wednesday.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story, citing information from a fire department spokesman, reported that the child's injuries were life-threatening. The fire department and police department have since said the injuries were non life-threatening.