On Tuesday around 4 p.m., a child was hit by a vehicle on Wheeler Street, near the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.
Officials say the boy fell out of his mother's vehicle as she was turning into a driveway, and the vehicle's rear tire hit his arm. A Limestone County Sheriff's deputy witnessed the incident.
Athens police are handling the case, and the Limestone County Sheriff's Office is assisting. A deputy said the child only had scrapes and swelling, but he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.