Police: Child dies after being struck by vehicle
EAST NEW MARKET — A 19-monthold child died Thursday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway in the 5500-block Cedar Grove Road near East New Market, according to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said deputies and units from Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services responded at 3:09 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, to 5514 Cedar Grove Road for a reported vehicle accident with a 19-month-old male boy getting run over by a vehicle in the driveway.
Police said deputies and E.M.S. personnel provided aid to the child, and he was taken to Dorchester General Hospital for treatment. Police said the child died a short time after arrival from injuries suffered at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. and Dorchester County State’s Attorney William Jones both responded to assist.