A toddler was severely injured Monday morning in Lakewood when he was hit by a car that was backing out of a driveway.

Lakewood accident scene, June 15, 2015
(Courtesy: The Lakewood Scoop)

The Lakewood Scoop reports the accident happened just before 9 a.m. at at 5 Tamarind Road while the boy was walking near his home.

Witnesses say the driver saw the children behind her vehicle and waited for them to move, but one of them went back.

The 2-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his leg and was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.

The accident remains under investigation.