A sneaker lies in the middle of Sabattus Street in Lewiston after a young boy was hit by a car Monday evening at the corner of Dow Avenue. Lewiston Police Detective Tom Murphy, left, works with an accident reconstruction team at sunset. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

LEWISTON – A 10-year-old boy suffered a severe head injury Monday evening when he was hit by a car while crossing Sabattus Street, according to Lewiston police.

Lt. David St. Pierre said that just before 7 p.m., the boy was crossing Sabattus Street in front of the South of the Border restaurant when a vehicle struck him in the middle of the road.

St. Pierre said the boy suffered a head injury and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center.

His identity was not immediately released.

St. Pierre said he didn’t have information on who was driving the vehicle and whether any charges are expected against the driver.

The accident was being reconstructed with the assistance of a department detective, he said.

“It’s still very much under investigation, and we’ll know more tomorrow,” St. Pierre said.

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A damaged vehicle is parked on Sabattus Street on Monday evening after a 10-year-old boy was struck while crossing the street at dusk. The boy was taken to a hospital with severe head injuries, police said. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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