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Child flown to hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Patton Township

Driver flown to hospital after a three-vehicle crash

One driver was flown from the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Centre Hall on May 15, 2018. The road was briefly closed as fire crews worked to clear the crash.
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One driver was flown from the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Centre Hall on May 15, 2018. The road was briefly closed as fire crews worked to clear the crash.

A section of Buffalo Run Road in Patton Township was closed Thursday afternoon after a vehicle reportedly struck a child.

Patton Township police reported that the 7-year-old male was struck at about 11:56 a.m. along the 5500 block of Buffalo Run. The boy had reportedly been attempting to cross the road when the incident occurred.

The boy was taken by Life Flight from the scene to a hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment, police said. His condition was not given, and the name of the hospital was unknown to police at the time.

The driver was not injured, police said. The incident remains under investigation.

The road was closed for about an hour and was reopened at 12:50 p.m., Patton Township police Chief Tyler Jolley said. Officers were assisted at the scene by Alpha Fire Company and Centre LifeLink EMS.

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