[UPDATE] Child Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by a Pickup Truck

By: Michael Springer; Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Michael Springer; Angelica Alvarez Email

[UPDATE] Woodville, Florida- August 17, 2012

The driver of a pickup who hit a six year old boy in Woodville is now facing criminal charges.

Florida Highway Patrol would not go into much detail about the child's condition but they do say his injuries are not life threatening.
The accident happened just after 4 yesterday on Woodville Highway where it intersects at Natural Bridge Road which can be a busy road.

Troopers say the 6 year old and some friends were trying to cross.
A few made it over, but when the boy tried he was hit by a pick-up truck.
FHP says behind the wheel of that truck was 39 year old Bryan Smith.\

So far all Smith is being charged with is driving with a suspended license.
The boy, whose identity has not been released, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.


Tallahassee, Florida- August 17, 2012- Noon

A six-year-old boy is in the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a pickup truck. It happened yesterday afternoon in Woodville near the area of Natural Bridge Road and Woodville Highway.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the boy and a few of his friends were walking, when two of them sprinted across the road.

When the third child tried to do the same, he was hit by the pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Bryan Smith of Crawfordville.
The six year boy was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and was listed in serious condition as of yesterday. The results of a toxicology report on the driver are still pending. As of now, no charges have been filed. Troopers have not released the boys identity at this time.

The father is obviously upset over the accident. He plans to talk with us more this afternoon.

Tallahassee, Florida- August 16, 2012-9:15 pm

A six-year-old child is seriously injured after the Florida Highway Patrol says the child ran out into the street and was hit by a truck during the evening of Thursday, August 16.

FHP says 39-year-old Bryan Smith of Crawfordville was traveling north on State Road 363, in a Ford 550 Pickup truck around 4:13 p.m. when five, young boys were walking north along the east shoulder of Woodville Highway near Hickory Lane.

FHP says two of the boys then darted across the roadway in an attempt to make it over to the west shoulder.

After successfully crossing to the west shoulder, FHP says a third boy, age 6, attempted to cross the roadway.

FHP says the six-year-old darted across the north lane into the path of the pickup truck being driven by Smith and was hit.

The child was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by EMS with serious injuries.

FHP says charges along with a sobriety test results are pending.

Tallahassee, Florida- August 16, 2012- 5:30 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene of a serious accident on Woodville Highway, possibly involving a child.

FHP along with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to the crash on Woodville Highway near Natural Bridge Road around 4:15 p.m.

No further details are being released. But the road remains open.

WCTV has a reporter on the way. We will bring you more details as they become available.

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