JC child steps out in front of truck

A Jefferson City child is struck by a truck while walking to school.  

The seven year old was attempting to cross West Main Street just east of West Elementary School when he was hit about 7:30am this morning.

According to police, the boy walked into the truck's path.  Although the driver was able to stop, the child was knocked to the ground by the truck's front fender.  

The boy suffered minor injuries and was released at the scene to his mother.