5-year-old boy hit by car in Columbia

5-year-old boy hit by car in Columbia (Image 1)
5-year-old boy hit by car in Columbia (Image 1)

A five-year-old boy was hit by a car Sunday afternoon in Columbia.

Police said the boy attempted to cross West Third Street in front of a home to join his friends around 3:30 p.m. when the accident happened.

The child reportedly came from behind another vehicle before he was struck.

He was alert, crying and able to talk to emergency officials. He suffered a leg injury and was transported to Maury Regional Medical Center.

The five-year-old is expected to be okay.

Authorities deemed the incident an accident. No citations were issued. 

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