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    Child struck by vehicle in Dorchester

    A child was struck by a vehicle in Dorchester on Monday night, according to authorities.

    Police responded to the area of 35 Mount Ida Road about 8:35 p.m., said Boston police Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman. The child was alert and conscious at the scene, and the injuries were thought to be non-life-threatening, Kenneally said.

    The age and gender of the child was not immediately available Monday night.

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