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3-Year-Old Boy with Autism Hit by Car in Spring Valley Hospital

A 3-year-old boy with autism struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Spring Valley is recovering in the hospital Friday. 

A spokesperson from Rady Children's Hospital said earlier that the child was no longer a patient of the hospital, but the family confirmed to NBC 7 that he is in a hospital recovering from a concussion and severe injuries to his leg.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on the 2900 block of Central Avenue near Troy Street.

The toddler was taken to Rady Children's Hospital.

NBC 7 spoke to a neighbor who said the mother of the 3-year-old was sitting on her front porch when he crossed the driveway of another neighbor's home.

The driver did not see the toddler in the driveway and ran him over, the neighbor said.

Cesilee Hoss, the mother of the toddler, said her son, named Izaak, has autism and is very active.  

"I guess when the guy was coming in, because they go fast, he came and Isaak was going crossing and he got him," said Hoss. 

She told NBC 7, she blames the lack of speed enforcement on her street for the incident. She said her neighbor did not slow down enough to drive into the driveway that they share.

"He was on the floor and I just saw his foot...there was blood," Hoss said.

She added that the neighbor cooperated with California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers. But added that the city should set up signs with a speed limit and construct speed bumps to slow down cars.

Hoss said Izaak's foot was severely injured and he suffered a concussion.

As for the driver, the CHP told NBC 7 there have not been any arrests, but they are still investigating.

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