Porterville boy hospitalized after hit by car

FRESNO, Calif.

Officers rushed to North Roche St. near Putnam Ave. just after 2 p.m. Police said the young victim was playing catch when he ran out into the street in front of a car.

The 44-year-old driver could not stop in time and hit the child. The boy was then flown to a Fresno area hospital. The driver was not hurt, and investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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