CAPE CORAL, Fla - Billie Dyson, 9, is reportedly doing "a lot better." According to his father, also named Billie Dyson, 9-year-old Dyson will remain at Tampa General for a few more days because of a concussion. But he has no broken bones.
Dyson was hit by car Tuesday afternoon at the 500 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway at 5:30 p.m.
Witnesses told police the boy was running back and forth across the road between his house and a friends house, when he ran out in front of the car. The car tried to stop and avoid the boy, but they were not able to.
The child was initially taken to Lee Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but once it was determined he had a life threatening head injury he was airlifted to Tampa General.
Officials say alcohol and drugs are not a factor and the driver of the crash was not at fault and will not be cited.
Cape Coral Firefighters want to take the opportunity to remind parents it's critical that they talk to their kids about avoiding busy roadways, not running in the street and to only cross the road at a crosswalk.
You can trust WINK News to bring you any new information on this boys condition as it becomes available.