Child hit by car in San Marcos

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A 5-year-old child hit by a car in San Marcos Wednesday was conscious and breathing when taken to a hospital, a sheriff’s department lieutenant said.

The child was struck at 458 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road at 6:43 p.m., said Lt. Robert Smith of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver stayed at the scene, Smith said.