The child suffered serious injuries when a car drove onto the sidewalk trying to avoid a collision on the road, officials said.

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A child suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Northeast Renton Tuesday morning.

The child was struck when a motorist drove a car onto a sidewalk to avoid a road collision, according to the Renton Regional Fire Authority.

The child, whose name has not been released, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.