Young child hospitalized after being hit by car in DC’s U Street neighborhood

A young child has been hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a car in D.C.’s U Street neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

D.C. police said the incident occurred after 3:30 p.m. at 11th and V streets Northwest.

Third District Commander James Boteler said in a news conference Thursday night that the child, who is approximately 4 years old, ran out into the traffic lane and was struck by the driver of a pickup truck. The driver remained on the scene.

The man, Boteler said, “actually jumped out of the vehicle, put the child in his vehicle along with the mother of the child and drove them immediately to an area hospital where the child is receiving treatment.”

The child has serious injuries, including a pelvic injury; but he is “awake, he’s alert. He was talking,” Boteler said.

Police are looking at video and speaking to witnesses to find out why the child ran out.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred.

WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report. 

Rosie Hughes

Rosie Hughes was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 2017 and her Master’s of Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2022. Rosie started at WTOP as the newsroom intern in the spring of 2022.

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