Toddler Hit By Car While Chasing Toy

August 1, 2017
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A 22-month-old boy was hit by an SUV at Piney Campground on Saturday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the toddler was chasing a toy tractor when he was struck.

Chief Reggie Coles with the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department said that several agencies received reports of a vehicle driving along Highway 79 toward Henry County with the injured child inside.

Emergency crews met the vehicle near Paris Landing, where the child was airlifted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

The extent of his injuries has not been released.

Highway patrol officials say that no charges have been filed against the 59-year-old driver of the SUV.

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