5-year-old air lifted to hospital after crashing dirt bike into SUV

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) —  A 5-year-old boy is recovering this morning in Hopewell after crashing the electric dirt bike he was riding into an SUV.

The child had to be air lifted by helicopter on Monday night due to major injuries his family said he suffered to his face and shoulder. His family also tells 8News that he is expected to be okay.

This all happened at the intersection of Trenton Street and Carolina Avenue in Hopewell.

The 5-year-old was riding a small electric bike down a hill, when someone who witnessed the crash says the boy slammed into the back of the SUV.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.

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