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Witnesses rush to save boy hit by car on Losco Road in Mandarin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When a boy was hit by a car Friday morning on Losco Road at Losco Junction Drive, witnesses jumped into action to try to help the child.

Larry Wilson was one of the good Samaritans. He told News4Jax he heard someone get hit by a car about 9 a.m. Friday and rushed from his house to the intersection.

He said he saw a boy who looked to be about middle school age and started giving first aid with the help of a few other people until paramedics arrived.

“I was feeling for his arm, feeling for a pulse in his neck and then another guy came up as a medic and started CPR, got him conscious. He was crying, screaming in pain,” Wilson said.

Firefighters could not confirm the child’s age but said the victim of the crash was seriously hurt and was rushed to a local hospital.

Wilson said he’s lived in the area for more than 20 years and this site has become too familiar.

“I see multiple accidents and most of them can be prevented -- just slow down,” Wilson said. “Those five extra minutes that you beat to get to work, you’re saving someone’s life.”

The driver of the car remained at the scene. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The exact circumstances of the crash have not been released.

Losco Road was closed from Losco Junction Drive to Windtree Drive East for about two hours Friday morning while police investigated the crash.

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