Child in critical condition after being hit by truck in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A 9-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle Friday in St. Petersburg.

The incident occurred around 4:17 p.m. in the 1300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S.

Investigators said the boy ran from the median to try and cross the road when he was struck by a truck. The child is in critical condition at All Children’s Hospital.

The truck’s driver stayed at the scene, and police said there were no signs he was impaired.

The investigation is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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