MFD: Child struck by car on Milwaukee's north side

Posted at 9:22 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 07:36:24-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Fire Department says a 12-year-old boy was struck by a car Friday evening and has been taken to Children’s Hospital.

It happened just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of 40th Street and North Avenue.

A witness tells TODAY'S TMJ4 that the boy was trying to cross North Avenue when he was hit. That witness says that two kids were trying to cross the street together. One ran, the other hesitated, then ran out. The driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting the children -- but struck the 12-year-old.

The driver stayed on the scene and called 911 for help.

The boy was reported to be in serious condition.

Stay with TODAY'S TMJ4 for further updates on this developing story.