7-year-old hit by vehicle on Hwy. 221 in Laurens Co.

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LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A 7-year-old was injured and taken to a hospital Thursday after he was hit by a vehicle on Highway 221 in Laurens County.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident happened about a half mile from Miss Emmas Lane on Highway 221 around 4:30 p.m.

Trooper Joe Hovis said the child ran into the road and was hit by a 2003 Mercury four-door vehicle heading south on the highway.

The driver was not found at fault in the crash.