Juvenile struck by a vehicle in Northwest Washington

A child was struck by a vehicle and injured Thursday night on a street in the Takoma neighborhood of the District, D.C. police said.

The accident happened in the 500 block of Cedar Street about 6:30 p.m., where police found a juvenile male conscious and breathing, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. The victim, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to a hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life threatening, Carew said.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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