The accident occurred Monday evening in Montpellier (Hérault).
At around 9:30 p.m., an 8-year-old boy was hit on Lejzer Zamenhof street by a line 3 tram, reports the local daily Midi Libre on Tuesday.
The victim was taken to hospital in serious condition.
The boy, who was riding an electric scooter, was with his father at the time of the tragedy, indicates France Bleu Hérault.
The adult crossed the tracks first and his son followed him without seeing that the streetcar was coming.
The driver could not avoid him and hit him in the head, continues the local radio, adding that the victim was not wearing a helmet.
The boy was in cardiopulmonary arrest when help arrived.
They were able to revive him.
The child was evacuated to the CHU Lapyeronie in a very serious condition, notes Midi libre.
He was then transferred overnight to the intensive care unit at Arnaud de Villeneuve hospital.
A police investigation was opened to determine precisely the circumstances of the shock.