12-year-old seriously injured after being struck by car

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TAUNTON — Chief Edward J. Walsh reports that the Taunton Police Department is investigating after a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by car on Friday night.

About 6:30 p.m. on Friday, the Taunton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of 43 Plain St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers located the boy, who was suffering from serious injuries. The boy was transported by Brewster Ambulance to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

The initial investigation indicates that the boy was crossing the street with a family member when he slipped and fell backward into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The boy was struck by a 2006 Nissan Sentra traveling westbound The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with police. The Taunton Police and Fire Departments were assisted at the scene by the Taunton Police Accident Reconstruction Team, which is continuing to investigate. No charges have been filed, and speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash.