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5-Year-Old Boy Airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital After Being Hit by Car in Escondido

Neighbors in the area told NBC 7, the child darted across the street. He was not in a marked crosswalk

A 5-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with major injuries after being hit by a car in Escondido Friday.

The incident occurred at 3:16 p.m. on the 2300 block of Conway Drive near Glenwood Way, according to Escondido police.

Escondido police said the car was going north on Conway Drive when the driver hit the little boy.

Neighbors in the area told NBC 7 the child was just trying to cross the street, and the car did not see him. He was not in a marked crosswalk.

Gigi Anguiano, 15, heard the loud crash and ran outside.

"It was just hard seeing it, was just a little boy on the floor bloody and screaming and crying," said Gigi.

She lives next door to the child's family. She explained the boy was playing with his siblings in his family's RV across the street from his home.

"The mom was right here in the driveway on the floor and she had seen the car stop," Gigi told NBC 7.

Police said the crash was an accident. The driver was not speeding in the residential area and was not expecting the boy to dart across the street.

Patty Anguiano, Gigi's mom knows the boy's mother.

"We're really close friends and we know their kids. They go to our birthday parties and it's sad," Anguiano said. "We're just praying for him hoping he makes it."

The child was airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital. At this time, his condition is not known.

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