Boy flown to hospital after being hit while on his bike in Brevard County, FHP says

An eight-year-old boy was flown to the hospital in critical condition on Friday after he was struck by a vehicle while on his bike in Brevard County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP's report said the incident happened near Barbara Road and Ackerman Avenue.

According to the report, the boy was riding his bike on Barbara Road and failed to stop at a stop sign before the intersection, and was then in the direct path of a 2021 Toyota Highland.

The driver of the Toyota was unable to stop, according to an FHP spokesperson, and hit the boy. While critical, the boy was staple when he was flown to the hospital, FHP said.

No other injuries were reported.