Child, 6, in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

Posted at 11:09 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 23:16:19-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 6-year-old child is in critical condition after police say he was hit by a car that he was trying to get into as it began to drive away.

The child was hit in the 1300 block of March Street around 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Police said the child was attempting to get into the vehicle as the 26-year-old woman behind the wheel began to drive away. The woman told police she didn’t know the child had followed her to the vehicle after telling him to stay inside.

The child and woman are not related, authorities said.

The child was taken the hospital and is now listed in critical but stable condition.