This article was originally published on Goerie.com September 20, 2017 by Tim Hahn.
An adult male was also injured in the crash at West 12th and Liberty streets Tuesday morning.
A 7-year-old boy was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after he and an adult male were hit by a car while crossing a west Erie intersection on Tuesday morning.
The boy, who suffered an apparent head injury in the crash, was transported from the scene by EmergyCare and was later transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment, according to Erie police.
The adult male, whose name and age were not available, was also transported by EmergyCare after the crash, which happened on West 12th Street at Liberty Street at about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Information on the conditions of the boy and the male were not available late Tuesday morning.
Police at the scene said a Toyota Avalon that was traveling north on Liberty Street was turning left to head west on West 12th Street when the car struck the two pedestrians, who were walking north across West 12th Street. The male and the boy were crossing West 12th street on the west side of the intersection, which is posted for no crossing. A sign directs pedestrians to cross the intersection in a crosswalk on the east side of the intersection.
The female driver of the Toyota was not reported injured in the crash. There was at least one child in her car.
Police closed down the westbound lanes of West 12th Street at the intersection while officers, Erie firefighters and EmergyCare employees remained at the scene.