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Man, 2-year-old child hit by pickup truck in Harrisburg - abc27 WHTM

Man, 2-year-old child hit by pickup truck in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A man and a two-year-old boy were hit by a pickup truck in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Police tell abc27 that the child ran out into the road along the 2300 block of Berryhill Street while his mother was inside a store.

A bystander, later identified as Troyvon Fields, was working on a car and saw the boy head into the street. When Fields tried to save him, they were both struck by the pickup truck.

The driver, who is in his 70s, stopped immediately. He told authorities that he didn't see the toddler, but he braked when Fields ran into the road. He said he was unable to stop in time.

Police say the child went under the truck while Fields was hit by the front of the vehicle and thrown a short distance.

Witnesses say Fields was knocked unconscious, and the child was bleeding from the head. They added that the toddler's mother was screaming and crying, and she held the boy until the ambulance arrived at the scene.

Both Fields and the child were taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Fields is listed in serious condition with head trauma and multiple other injuries. Authorities say the toddler is recovering from a head injury and is progressing well.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-255-7311 or 717-255-3123.

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