A ten-year-old boy in Chandler, Arizona was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a car.


According to officials with the Chandler Police Department, the young boy was playing ball with a group of friends outside an apartment complex near Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road when the accident occurred. The child was chasing a ball that had rolled into the street when he was clipped by a passing vehicle, police say.


Chandler Fire Department Battalion Chief, Paul Nies, said in a statement, the boy sustained a serious head injury in the accident. The child was transported via helicopter to Maricopa Medical Center following the crash.


Preliminary police reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene.


Police continue to investigate the accident.



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