Child struck by car in Newport

Newport police said a child was struck on Hillside Avenue, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (WJAR)

Newport police said Friday that a 7-year-old boy on a bicycle was struck by a car and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Providence.

The child was struck at about 3 p.m. near 224 Hillside Avenue.

The helicopter picked up the child at Newport Grand Casino. Police said the boy was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

The child's condition was not immediately available, and police did not release any information about the driver.

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