child hit by car

ELKHART — A 3-year-old was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital with serious injuries Saturday after being struck by a vehicle in the 2000 block of Prairie Street.

The boy ran across the street and was struck by a black Mercedes traveling south on Prairie Street about 5:13 p.m., according to a report from the Elkhart Police Department.

The child was taken to Elkhart General Hospital then flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Fort Wayne.

The 2000 block of Prairie Street was expected to be closed for several hours, police said.

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