Police: Woman hits child while reversing with vehicle


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    KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A child is being treated for minor injuries after police say a woman struck the child with a car.

    The incident happened just before noon on Tuesday.

    Police say it happened at a home on the 3400 block of West 1st Place.

    According to officers, the driver thought the mother had the child at the time of the accident.

    The driver struck the child with the vehicle sending the child to the ground.

    A private vehicle then transported the child to the hospital with minor injuries according to police.

    Officers say they do not expect to file any charges in the matter for negligence.

    Police are investigating the incident, however.

    Officers want to remind drivers to use caution when reversing out of parking spaces. Be sure to utilize mirrors and cameras and know where children are at all times.

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