GREENCASTLE -- A 6-year-old Greencastle boy was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car.
Eli Hardwick appears to have darted into the path of vehicle while playing in Big Walnut Sports Park, Greencastle Police Department Assistant Chief Brian Hopkins said.
Dispatch confirmed the call for the incident came around 6:05 p.m.
Hardwick was taken from the accident scene to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Although Hopkins declined to disclose Hardwick's name, a representative for Riley confirmed that Hardwick was at the hospital. As of 9 p.m. Thursday, Hardwick was listed in critical condition.
Hopkins said Hardwick received "multiple injuries," but that he was breathing at the accident scene.
Hopkins also declined to release the name of the person driving the car that struck Hardwick. He said a news release would likely be made available sometime today.