Young boy seriously injured after being hit by truck

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a truck Sunday morning.

It happened on Perkins Road near Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge around 11:30 a.m.

Louisiana State Police said the boy was trying to cross the road and stepped directly in front of a Chevy Silverado.

Investigators said the driver could not avoid hitting the child.

The boy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. His name was not released.

The driver was not charged, but the accident remains under investigation.

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