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5-year-old flown to hospital after scooter hits SUV

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BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A five-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after crashing into an SUV while on his scooter Monday evening.

According to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, on Monday around 6:22 p.m., officers were called to an incident involving a child on a scooter in Blakeslee.

Police say a 5-year-old boy riding a scooter could not stop before arriving at the intersection on Matthews Drive and Kirtley Court.

According to investigators, while the victim was pulling up to the intersection he hit the rear bumper of an SUV being driven by a 47-year-old woman.

The child was flown from the scene to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar-Crest.

Chagres have not been filed against the driver and police did not say the victim’s current condition.