Car strikes woman, 3-year-old child in Meriden

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police responded to a pedestrian struck incident in Meriden on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at Summer Street and Wood Street when a black Toyota Camry nearly collided with a maroon van.

Police say a 21-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy were hit by the Camry while waiting at a school bus stop. The Camry was driven by 25-year-old Jeidy Polanco of Meriden.

A witness told News 8 that they saw one car trying to pass another on Summer Street and ended up swerving onto the curb and hitting the woman and son who were at a school bus stop waiting for another child.

According to police, the mother was found on the ground next to the driver’s door and the son was found partially under the passenger side of the vehicle.

Witnesses told News 8 that both victims were breathing and conscious, but bleeding from the accident.

The 3-year-old boy was reported to have head injuries and was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment while the mother was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

As of Saturday morning, the mother was listed in stable condition and her son was still listed in critical condition.

No other information has been released at this time.

This is breaking news. Check back to WTNH.com for updates.

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