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Child struck by car in Riverside

A child was struck by a pickup truck Monday evening as he was rushing to a Mr. Softee ice creak truck on Philadelphia Street in the Riverside section, police and neighbors said.

The ice cream truck was making its daily run at about 7:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.

Neighbors said the injured boy’s father came out worried that his pet dog had been struck by a car but quickly began screaming in panic “My son!, my son!” when he saw his boy in the street.

The 3-year-old boy was rushed to Women and Children’s Hospital, authorities said. Police said his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

The driver of the pickup, whose name was not released, was held for questioning by police.

The GMC Serra was impounded at about 9 p.m. for testing. As of late Monday evening no criminal charges had been filed