Child hit by car in west Phoenix

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- A child was struck by a car Monday evening in west Phoenix.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of 51st Avenue and McDowell Road.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, the 8-year-old was breathing but bleeding from the head. The young victim was transported to a pediatric trauma center. Police say the child's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The accident does not appear to be a hit-and-run. Police were seen talking to a driver of a pickup truck at the scene.

McDowell Road was shut down for a short time but has now reopened.