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8-year-old pedestrian struck by vehicle near Rancho Drive

Updated Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 4:25 p.m.

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Metro Police were investigating an accident west of downtown Las Vegas that left an 8-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said police responded at 3:36 p.m. to reports of a child hit by a vehicle near Rancho Drive and Pinto Lane. Police said the boy was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition with a head injury.

Lt. Dan McGrath said alcohol likely wasn't a factor in the incident.

One lane of Rancho Drive was shut down at Pinto Lane. Metro’s fatal unit was dispatched to the scene and police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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