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A young child was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured in Watts on Sunday.

It happened just after 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of East Imperial Highway, near Willowbrook Avenue, police told a news videographer at the scene.

The child, who was less than five years old, was struck by a BMW that stopped at the crash scene, police told the videographer.

The child was freed from beneath the car and taken to a hospital with severe injuries, authorities said.

Police said the youngster had been at a family gathering in the area.

— Staff and wire reports

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