Dalton Police respond to 6 year old boy hit by taxi

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DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) – At approximately 4:30 this afternoon the Dalton Police were dispatched to 708 Juniper Avenue with a report of a child hit by a car.

Responding officers found a 6 year old boy had been hit by a taxi belonging to Ramirez Taxi.

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The boy was transported to Hamilton Medical Center and is being transferred to Erlanger with a head injury. However, the boy was alert and talking at the scene.

The investigation into the incident shows the boy was playing with his brother when he ran out into the road in front of the vehicle.

Based on evidence at the scene and witness statements the taxi was traveling at a low speed (approximately 20 mph) but could not avoid the collision.

At this time there are no anticipated charges against the driver and the police are not releasing any names at this time.