8-year-old Westland child critically hurt in accident Saturday

Westland police say an 8-year-old child is in critical condition Monday after being struck by a vehicle while playing with friends.

The child was struck near Darwin Street and Delton Court Saturday evening.

Police say the driver of the suspect vehicle took off, but witnesses were able to help police make an arrest a short time later.

According to Police, the driver of the vehicle appeared to have been under the influence of illegal narcotics. Charges could be filed as soon as this afternoon against the suspect.

More information on the driver will be released when charges are issued.

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