By CBSBoston.com Staff

TAUNTON (CBS) – A 12-year-old boy has been seriously injured after he was struck by a car in Taunton Friday night. It happened around 6:30 p.m. when the boy was crossing Plain Street with a member of his family.

Police say he slipped and fell backward into the path of a car. The driver stopped and is cooperating with police.

The 12-year-old is being treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

No charges have been filed and police do not believe the driver was speeding.

CBSBoston.com Staff