KINGSTON (CBS) — An 18-month-old was hit by a pickup truck in Kingston Saturday morning. First responders rushed to Station Street around 9:45 a.m., according to the Kingston Police.
The child was taken to Silver Laker Regional High School and then med-flighted to Boston Children’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. However, authorities said she was in a lot of pain.
The father was near his mailbox planting some stuff – some landscaping stuff — and the daughter went right behind him. The kids were playing outside, too, and the car just did not stop. It did not stop, just hit her,” said neighbor Sumeer Saeed. “Happened so quickly, nothing anyone could do.”
The driver of the truck, an 88-year-old Pembroke man was not hurt and stayed at the scene.
Neighbors have complained about how fast cars travel on Station Street. “A lot of traffic and people going 50 mph sometimes, so it’s dangerous. I have a 4-year-old daughter. I try not to let her out as much,” Saeed said. And he has a strong message for other drivers who travel this road: “Slow down. Kids are playing in the summertime …. Kids want to enjoy the sun as much as they can. Just slow it down a bit.”
Police said no charges are being filed at this time. The girl remains in the hospital but is expected to be OK.