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5-year-old Ruskin boy hit by minivan

11:21 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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RUSKIN, Florida -- A 5-year-old boy is in Tampa General Hospital tonight after being hit by a minivan at 21st Ave. SE and 23rd St. SE in Ruskin.

The accident happened just after 9 p.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say the boy was at an end of the year neighborhood party when he suddenly ran across the street after seeing his mother and cousin on the other side of the road. The sheriff's office said he ran in front of the minivan.

The boy suffered a gash to the head, but was conscious and crying. He was able to move his arms and legs.

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