FHP: 8-year-old hit by truck in Dade City, flown to hospital with serious injuries

An 8-year-old was flown to the hospital after getting hit by a pickup truck carrying a camper in Dade City, according to troopers.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a Ford F-250 towing a camper hit a child on Friday morning.

Troopers say the 62-year-old Lakeland man driving the Ford was traveling north on US-301, approaching Long Avenue in the outside lane. That's when the 8-year-old girl ran across the highway and entered the path of the truck.

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Officials report that despite the man's efforts to avoid the child by steering to the outside shoulder, the left side of the attached camper hit the young girl around 10:18 a.m. 

FHP says she suffered from serious injuries and was flown to a nearby hospital. The driver and two passengers did not suffer from any injuries.