Car leaving driveway hits 1-year-old

File photo
File photo

EDISTO ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 1-year-old was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after being struck by a car in a driveway.

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies say a child received non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle leaving the driveway of an Edisto Island home. The home is located on Hwy 174.

Police say the toddler was initially in the vehicle, but was taken out by a parent and set on the ground so something could be removed from the car. The driver was not aware the child was not in the vehicle.

As the car left the driveway, it struck the child.

The family brought the child to Hwy 164 to meet with Charleston County EMS, who then transported the child to a local hospital, say police.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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