Six-year-old boy struck by vehicle in Augusta Hannaford parking lot

A six-year-old boy is being treated at a Boston hospital after he was struck by a vehicle Monday morning in an Augusta parking lot.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Police say that a 6-year-old boy was hit by a car in the parking lot of an Augusta supermarket on Christmas Eve.

Police say at 11:32 on Monday they got the call for a boy hit by a car in the Hannaford parking lot off of Whitten Road.

They say the boy was taken to the Boston Children's Hospital, and that his condition is unknown.

People around the Augusta community say they're in shock.

"it's very sad to think that something like this could happen, especially in a parking lot," Terrie Kee said, a worker for the pediatric unit at Maine Med. "It's very sad anytime anything like this happens, especially to a child."

"Oh my gosh that's so sad," Audrey Hawes said, an Augusta resident.

Police say they're still investigating the incident. Some people say they wonder how it happened.

"It just happened all at once, I didn't even hear about it until this morning," Angela Greenwalt said, an Augusta resident.

She says that she couldn't imagine what she would do if this happened to one of her family members.

"[My Family] is all I would be thinking about. What they got them for Christmas, and that they wouldn't be able to open up those Christmas presents," she said.

Some say their hearts go out to the family.

"I'm so sorry you had to go through this on Christmas. God Bless You," Hawes said.

"I'm sorry that that would happen on such an important holiday. I'm sorry everything has to come down on Christmas and Christmas Eve," Greenwalt said.

"People are thinking of them, and wishing them the best, and sending them prayers," Kee said.

Augusta police say they hope to have more information on the boys condition by the end of the week.

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