Child in critical condition after being hit by car near 90th and Lackman in Lenexa

LENEXA, Kan. -- A little girl was hit by a car and suffered critical injuries Wednesday afternoon in Lenexa, officials say.

The crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. near 90th Street and Lackman Road, which is a residential area south of 87th Street and east of Interstate 435.

Johnson County MedAct said the child was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in critical condition.

The child was reported to be alert while being taken to the hospital.

A witness tells FOX4 the child was walking with several other children from Sunflower Elementary School along with multiple adults when the incident happened.

The driver that hit the child admitted to being distracted on their cell phone, according to the witness.

Lackman Road was closed in the area while police investigated the incident. It was reported to be back open just after 6 p.m.

FOX4 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information is confirmed.

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