5-year-old boy recovers in hospital after being hit by car

A little boy is recovery in an area hospital after he was hit by a car.

We were initially told the 5-year-old child was critically injured, but there's good news to report this afternoon. Phoenix Police say the boy is expected to survive his injuries.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle crashed into the boy near 7th Street and Greenway just after 9:00 a.m. Friday. The child was walking with his parents when he was hit by the car, which was leaving a parking lot.

The intersection of Greenway and 7th Street was shut down while police investigated the scene.