Akron child struck by car, suffers ‘minor injuries,’ police say

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Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 12:58 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron Police confirmed a child was hit by a car and suffered minor injuries in a residential neighborhood.

The incident happened on May 27 in the area of Battles Avenue and 22nd Street SW, according to APD.

APD said Facebook post regarding the incident was being circulated through the community, so officers opened an investigation.

“The police department takes all matters of public safety very seriously; especially matters involving children,” APD stated.

Officers determined that the child ran into the roadway, directly in the path of an oncoming car, said APD.

An independent witness told officers a similar account of events, according to APD.

APD said that the driver was not issued a citation “based on the facts and circumstances.”