The 67-year-old Boise man behind the wheel was unable to stop before hitting the child, who was taken to a local hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening, Boise police said Thursday morning.
The crash was reported at 7:16 p.m. on West State Street near Alamosa Street.
“Evidence indicates the toddler had left a nearby residence without parents knowing prior to the accident,” police said in a news release.
The driver was not injured, and no citations have been issued, police said. The investigation is continuing.
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No further information about the crash or the little boy’s condition was available Thursday morning.