PEABODY, MASS. (WHDH) - A mother and child suffered serious injuries Thursday night when they were struck by a car in Peabody, officials said.

Troopers responding to the area of Washington Street for a reported pedestrian crash found a 4-year-old boy and his mother in the road, according to police.

Both were taken to an area hospital. There was no immediate word on their condition.

“They got thrown probably 15, 20 feet,” one witness said. “It wasn’t pretty.”

The driver stayed on scene. Several people nearby ran outside to help.

“I saw a little kid and his mom on the ground and then a bunch of people surrounding them,” one woman said. “I came out to help, and the cops came very quickly and EMS came quickly and they did a great job.”

Video from Sky7 HD showed several emergency vehicles in the area.

A collision reconstruction team and crime scene unit were notified.

An investigation is ongoing.


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