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Child struck and injured by vehicle in Southeast Washington

March 8, 2018 at 7:33 PM

A vehicle struck and injured a child on a Southeast Washington street Thursday night, District authorities said.

D.C. Fire and EMS and police crews were called for the report of a child being hit in the 3000 block of Southern Avenue just before 7 p.m., according to agency spokesman.

The child’s condition was not immediately available. The police department’s Major Crash Unit, which investigates all serious vehicular accidents, was called to the scene, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

Clarence Williams is the night reporter for The Washington Post on the "night cops" beat, where he has spent nearly two decades chasing breaking news and writing in-depth, issues-based features about police, fire and rescue, and other public safety issues in and around Washington.

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