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Child critically injured after being hit by truck

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Emergency crews on the scene of the accident. Emergency crews on the scene of the accident.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A 4-year-old girl was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood, according to Louisville Metro Police.

LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday the girl was hit when she darted in front of a Chevrolet pickup truck in the 7200 block of Sky Blue Avenue.

A witness told officers the driver of the truck was obeying the speed limit, driving between 20-25 miles per hour, when the child was hit.

The driver of the truck, and a second driver who was in the area at the time, stopped and got out of the vehicle to check on the child.

Emergency crews transported the girl to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment.

Smiley said the driver of the pick was cited for having a suspended license and no insurance.

The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

We will update this story with information as we get it into the newsroom.

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