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News - August 29, 2018

Toddler struck by car in driveway expected to survive

by Dave Boyce

A 20-month-old child was in critical condition at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford on Monday, Aug. 27, after a 26-year-old man struck the toddler with his car on Sunday evening, Aug. 26, in a private driveway in the 200 block of Willow Road in Menlo Park, police said.

Hospital staff members said they expected the child to survive, according to an Aug. 27 statement from the Menlo Park Police Department.

The child was riding a toy vehicle between 6:30 and 6:40 p.m. when the collision with a Ford Fusion occurred in the driveway as the driver had his car in reverse, police said. The driver did not see the child, police said. The collision took place about 30 feet from the public road.

The family took the child to the hospital, and police said they learned of the incident at about 8 p.m. from hospital staff. Investigators went to the hospital and to the scene of the incident, police said.

The driver, whom police did not identify except to say that he is related to the child, is cooperating in the investigation of the incident, police said, adding that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the incident.

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