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.
No further information about the crash or the little boy’s condition was available Thursday morning.