A 10-year-old child was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Omaha.

The boy had been playing when he ran into traffic near 18th and Vinton Streets, said Omaha Police Information Officer Phil Anson.

The child was taken to Nebraska Medical Center.

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