Police: 7-year-old KCK boy expected to live after SUV hit him

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler says the 7-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries when an SUV struck him Wednesday is expected to live.

A child was hit by a car near 3rd & Troup in KCK on Wednesday.

Chief Zeigler tweeted the good news just before 7 a.m. Thursday.

KCK police said the boy was crossing the street near 3rd Street and Troup when the SUV hit him. The boy's aunts, Debra Lewis and Lavonne Jones, told FOX4's Zac Summers he was likely leaving the computer center near where he was hit.

They also said the 7-year-old had to undergo surgery Wednesday night so doctors could stop the bleeding in his brain.

The driver cooperated with officers, and police said this appears to be an accident. Police have not said how fast the driver was going. The speed limit is posted at 20 mph, but Lewis and Jones said drivers constantly speed down 3rd Street.

Although police are still investigating, they said this is a good reminder for parents to make sure an adult is always watching children when they're outside.