Child hit by a car near Florida Blvd Thursday morning expected to be okay

Child hit by a car near Florida Blvd Thursday morning expected to be okay
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A one-year-old child hit by a vehicle early Thursday morning near Florida Boulevard is expected to be okay, according to a spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The incident happened near the 12000 block of Florida Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 14.

Police say the child was with a caregiver who walked outside near a vehicle.

Once the caregiver put the child down, a passing car allegedly hit the one-year-old.

The child was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, the driver of the passing vehicle was cited for a hit and run and reckless driving.

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