UPDATE: Family saw truck hit 2-year-old boy

Posted at 1:10 AM, Apr 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-21 21:14:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A Chesterfield toddler is fighting for his life after he was hit by a pick-up truck Friday night.

Police said the single-vehicle accident happened in the 2200 block of Willis Road around 10 p.m.

Family members told CBS 6 News' Sandra Jones Saturday that they saw the toddler run into the street. [INTERVIEW: Family members talk about witnessing horrific accident.]

"I thought he was dead.  I didn't feel a pulse or nothing," Beverly-Jo Lapastora said as she saw the tragedy unfold.

"The truck hit him.  He flew in the air.  He did three somersaults in the freakin' air."

The two-year-old child was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the crash. They said the driver is not facing any charges.

Refresh and watch CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.