The California Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Tuesday morning.

The accident was reported at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on Dogwood Road just north of Highway 86 in Heber. According to the CHP , a 10-year old child attempted to cross Dogwood in between stopped traffic and ran into the path of a car driven by Patricia Mercado of El Centro. Ms. Mercado was northbound on Dogwood Road at about 25 mph when the child ran in front of her car. The child was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center with the complaint of pain to the right leg and right side of the face. The accident remains under investigation.