An 8-year-old boy remained hospitalized Saturday after being hit by a car on Christmas Day in Inver Grove Heights.

The accident happened about 8:15 p.m. in the 7500 block of Concord Boulevard as the boy tried to cross the road, police said.

He was taken away by ambulance. His name and the extent of his injuries have not been made public.

The driver, a 32-year-old man from South St. Paul, stopped and gave aid, police said. He is cooperating with the investigation.

Inver Grove Heights police and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating.

DAVID CHANEN