Dirt bike rider allegedly hits house, child injured in Springfield

A man driving a dirt bike reportedly hit a house on West Pleasant Street after allegedly fleeing police, injuring a young child who was riding with him, according to neighbors and initial scanner traffic.

Police allegedly chased the man down West Mulberry Street and into an alley where it hit a house near West Pleasant Street about 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to scanner traffic.

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The child was transported to the hospital. Neighbors said the boy appeared to hurt but conscious.

The man appeared to be taken into custody by police.

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