UPDATE: Child dies after being hit by car

8:11 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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UPDATE 2 P.M. FRIDAY (WZZM) - The child struck by a car Thursday night in Grand Rapids has died.

Grand Rapids Police say that George Albert Garcia died Friday morning.

The crash is still under investigation.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A six-year-old boy is in critical condition at a Grand Rapids hospital after he was hit by a car while crossing a road.

It happened around 6 p.m. on Bristol Avenue near Dunlop Street NW.

Police say the boy was crossing Bristol when he was hit by a northbound car.

The child was taken to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the accident, though they say alcohol was not a factor.

Investigators are also seeking anyone who may have witnessed the accident.  They are asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department's Special Services Unit at (616) 456-3322.

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