9-year-old hit by car, in critical condition, driver arrested for DWI


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car Monday after attempting to cross the street and is now in critical condition.

According to the Rochester Police Department, the driver — a 32-year-old female city resident — was arrested and charged for Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree as her license was suspended.

RPD said a call for a pedestrian stuck came in around 3:20 p.m. on Lyndhurst street. Officers responded to the scene and found the boy suffering from a head injury. Officers also said the driver stayed on scene.

The boy was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and according to RPD, is in critical, but stable condition.

Additional charges against the driver are possible as the investigation into the incident continues.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 8 WROC as we will provide updates as we get them.

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