Child hit by car in East Naples

CREATED Feb. 20, 2014

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EAST NAPLES, Fla. - A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in East Naples when she ran into the side of a car.  

The Florida Highway Patrol says Melany Cruz ran into the street for an ice cream stopped stopped on Fleming Street near Floridian Avenue.

81-year-old Donald Miller was pulling around the ice cream truck which was stopped on the side of the road when the child darted out into the street and into the passenger side of Miller's car.

Cruz was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.  No charges have been filed.