8-Year-Old Accidentally Run Over by Grandmother
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jun 14, 2013 in Auto Accidents
An 8-year-old boy from Prescott, Arizona is in serious condition after being struck by his grandmothers vehicle just outside of her home. The boy had been swimming at his grandmothers pool that afternoon when he went to warm up on the sidewalk near the driveway.
The boys grandmother was leaving her home in her small two-door vehicle when she struck him while backing out of the driveway. According to authorities he was stuck between the hitch of the car and the concrete driveway. When his grandmother heard something she pulled the car forward and found the injured boy.
Police said he was rushed to a local area hospital and then airlifted to Phoenix Childrens Hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious head injury. The incident is being investigated as a normal accident and there was no indication that the grandmother was impaired.
Approximately 8 percent of all Arizona traffic incidents occur at 3:00p.m. which is the same time the young boy was hit. Approximately 67 children between the ages of 5 and 9 were injured in pedestrian collisions in 2011 according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
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