8-year-old boy struck by car in Southeast DC

An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Southeast D.C. Thursday evening.

D.C. police say they received a call about the collision at 30th Street and Southern Avenue at around 6:53 p.m. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene.

An accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to investigate the incident.

A neighbor told FOX 5 the child was dragged after being hit.

Residents say speeding has been an issue for this narrow one-way street. However, police have not said if speed may have been a factor.

Traffic was shut down on Southern Avenue from 30th Street to Naylor Road, but was reopened just after 8:30 p.m.