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1-year-old child struck by car in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 17-month-old child suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a car backing out of a parking space Thursday afternoon.

At about 12:15 p.m., Greensboro police received a report of a child being hit by a car at 309 W. Florida St. Greensboro police say the driver who hit the child did remain at the scene.

People who live in the community said there are always children in the parking lot and playground area.

"Everybody has kids around here," said Kathy McClinton, who has two grandchildren that also live at the apartment complex. "You gotta be careful and watch out for everybody. Your rear view mirror can fool you sometimes. So I'm looking constantly when I'm backing out."

"You don't really think about it until it happens," said mother Danielle Segar. "It's a scary feeling. You have to be more conscious."

The boy was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries, according to Greensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen.

The Greensboro Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit will continue to investigate the incident.

No charges have been filed at this point. Police added it's "unlikely" that the parents of the child will be charged with anything.