SARASOTA -- A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured early Sunday when he darted into traffic on the bridge along Siesta Drive in Sarasota and was hit by a car, according to Sarasota police.
The accident happened about 12:30 a.m., and the investigation closed the bridge -- one of two routes to and from Siesta Key -- for several hours.
The boy and his mother were walking on the bridge when the accident happened, police said.
The boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital in St. Petersburg with serious injuries, according to a report.
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