5-Year-Old Hit by Car, Taken to Hospital in Helicopter

A 5-year-old child was taken to the hospital by helicopter after being hit by a car in San Marcos late Wednesday, San Diego Sheriff's officials said. 

The child was hit on the 400 block of Rancho Santa Fe Road at 6:43 p.m., officials said. 

After the incident, the child was taken to Children's Hospital from Bradley Park. The condition of the child is unknown, though officials said the child was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital.

It is unknown whether the child is a girl or boy. It is unclear how the accident happened. 

The driver stayed on the scene, deputies said. 

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