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Child in serious condition after being struck by vehicle in Orcutt

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

ORCUTT, Calif. - A child has been hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in an Orcutt neighborhood Friday evening.

It happened around 5:35 p.m. Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the crash on the 1500 block of Jenson Ranch Road along with a CALSTAR helicopter and AMR ambulance.

The first arriving fire engine reported that the child was about 10 years old and in serious condition due to potentially critical injuries.

Paramedics from County Fire and AMR treated the child at the scene before transferring them to staff on board the CALSTAR helicopter.

The child was then flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Check back later for updates.

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