Sarasota boy struck by car, in critical condition

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Posted: Saturday, November 2, 2013 11:20 pm | Updated: 9:14 am, Mon Nov 4, 2013.

SARASOTA, Fla. - A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after a car struck him on Bee Ridge Road at Briggs Avenue in Sarasota on Saturday night.

Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened at approximately 6:44 p.m. Saturday, November 2 when the toddler ran into the center eastbound lane on Bee Ridge. The vehicle – traveling in the center lane – swerved in an attempt to avoid impact, but Florida Highway Patrol says the boy ran directly into its path.

The three-year-old was taken to All Children's Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the car, 70-year-old Thomas O'Rourke from Flagler Beach, does not face any charges.

O'Rourke and his passenger did not suffer any injuries.

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1 comment:

  • desi62 posted at 6:19 am on Sun, Nov 3, 2013.

    desi62 Posts: 1

    On gosh I hope he will be ok....grrr what was he doing in the road to begin with and the elderly people have suffered they will have this mental image for the rest of their lives.....



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