Titusville boy, 8, injured in hit-and-run

An 8-year-old Titusville boy was transported by helicopter to Arnold Palmer Hospital early Thursday evening after authorities said he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

When firefighters responded to Alpine Lane and Delespine Ave. just after 6 p.m., they found the boy with an injury to his head, though he appeared to be conscious.  The vehicle that struck the child had reportedly left the scene.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, was transported to Orlando in stable condition. Titusville police officers are investigating the incident, and they ask that anyone with information come forward.