Child Struck By Vehicle In East Columbus

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A child has been hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in east Columbus.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at Taylor and Mount Vernon avenues.

Police said the juvenile, who was about 5 or 6, was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in unknown condition.

Witnesses said that two brothers were getting off a bus when the one darted into the street and was struck.

“The little boy, he just ran across the street so fast and the car that was coming this way hit him and he just flew over my grandma’s car, and then my grandma kind of like hit him a little bit then we stopped the car and we ran out,” said witness Simone Morris.

Morris said her sister and the driver took the boy to OSU East Hospital, where he was then taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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