Child taken to hospital with critical injuries, Elizabethton PD investigating

CARTER COUNTY (WJHL) -A 3-year-old is in the hospital with critical injuries, and now the Elizabethton Police Department is investigating the incident surrounding those injuries.

According to Capt. Joy Shoun with the criminal investigations division, Carter County 911 received a call for medical assistance involving a small child on Friday night around 9pm.

According to police the mother of the child had to pull over on the side of the roadway as the child’s condition was worsening.

Elizabethton police officers arrived on scene to help assist the mother with CPR.

Captain Shoun said investigators are continuing to gather information and investigate the incident surrounding the child’s injuries.

She added that the child is in critical condition at a local hospital.

No further information was available.

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