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      Autistic boy hit by car and hospitalized

      Police said the driver of the Chevrolet Impala that struck the boy said it was dark and by the time he saw the boy it was too late.

      A 13-year-old boy with autism is hospitalized after being struck by a car in St. Louis County.

      The accident happened about 3 a.m. Friday. The boy has a broken jaw and head injuries, and is in serious condition.

      Police said the driver of the Chevrolet Impala that struck the boy said it was dark and by the time he saw the boy it was too late.

      Authorities said the boy has a history of walking away from home. The accident happened just blocks from his home in Northwoods.