Four-year-old seriously injured after being hit by car in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police say a four-year-old child suffered serious head injuries Monday when the child was hit by a car in High Point. 

Capt. Mike Kirk says the accident was reported around 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Asheboro Street. 

The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the child ran behind the car as it rolled backward. 

Investigators don’t believe anyone was behind the wheel of the vehicle, Kirk said.  They’re looking into the possibility that the car somehow came out of gear before rolling. 

The car is owned by the child’s family, Kirk said. 

The child is being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

No other details were immediately available. 

Editor’s note: Police initially provided the child’s age as two, but later corrected the age to four.