Cops in Egg Harbor Township say a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday evening when he was hit by a pick-up truck.

The accident, according to the EHT Police Department, happened just before 5 PM on Spruce Avenue just south of Fourth Avenue.

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A press release posted to Facebook said,

A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, operated by Nicholas Westphal, 27 years of age from Egg Harbor Township, was traveling northbound on Spruce Ave. in the area of Fourth Ave. when he struck a juvenile male who was walking across Spruce Ave. The juvenile male, 10 years of age, was walking west across Spruce Ave., when he walked directly into the lane of travel and was struck by Mr. Westpahl’s vehicle.

The boy sustained serious injuries and was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment.

An investigation into the accident continues. Anyone who may have witnessed it is asked to contact the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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