6-year-old struck by vehicle in Joppa

A 6-year-old boy was flown to a Baltimore hospital Monday night after being hit by a vehicle in Joppa.

The boy was hit by a vehicle driven by a family member around 5 p.m. at the Joppa Royal Farms store, in the 400 block of Pulaski Highway, according to Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The boy was alert and conscious but had injuries to his arm and head, she added. He was flown by Medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins University pediatrics unit.

The boy was resting against the rear of a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder in the parking lot while on his bicycle, according to an accident report. As the driver, Jack Roland Walther Jr., 47, of Joppa, began backing up, the Pathfinder hit the boy, Cameron Keith Baker, of Kensington.

The boy then fell over and the Pathfinder went over top of him, according to the report.

No charges have been filed but could be later.

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