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1-year-old airlifted to Tampa after being hit by mail truck in Hendry County

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 19:10:13-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. --- A Hendry County 1-year-old was hit by a mail truck on Saturday afternoon. 

According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol,  the United States Postal Service mail carrier was delivering mail at the 9000 block of West Broad Circle. Upon bringing the mail truck to a stop the driver begun talking with the child's mother.  

Investigators say the mail carrier returned to the mail truck and put the gear into drive. Shortly after the 1-year-olds mother began signaling to the mail carrier causing the truck to come to an abrupt stop. 

The 1-year-old was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. 

Sheriff's are still investigating.