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Archive for Saturday, May 28, 2011

9-year-old boy hit by vehicle Saturday afternoon recovering from concussion, ‘road rash’

A LifeStar helicopter took a 9-year-old boy to a Topeka-area hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Haskell Avenue, south of 15th Street, in east Lawrence.

May 28, 2011, 3:14 p.m. Updated May 29, 2011, 9:56 a.m.

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Police investigate the scene of an accident that sent a 9-year-old to a Topeka hospital

A 9-year-old boy was flown to a Topeka-area hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Haskell Avenue, south of 15th Street, in east Lawrence. The boy is reported to have critical injuries. Enlarge video

Lawrence police take photos of a truck after an accident involving a pedestrian Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Ward Avenue and Haskell Street in east Lawrence.  A 9-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Topeka.

Lawrence police take photos of a truck after an accident involving a pedestrian Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Ward Avenue and Haskell Street in east Lawrence. A 9-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Topeka.

Ward and Haskell

A 9-year-old boy hit by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon along Haskell Avenue at Ward Avenue in eastern Lawrence was treated at a Topeka hospital for a concussion and "some slight road rash" and likely has been released, Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Fultz said Sunday morning.

The boy had been flown by helicopter Saturday to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka with what had appeared to be critical injuries after the vehicle-pedestrian accident, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman. The boy had been listed in stable condition Saturday evening.

Police drove up on the accident at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Bordman said. He said the driver of the vehicle was being interviewed by police after the accident.

Fultz said that the driver of the truck had been traveling north when he had come upon a group of children who had been playing tag or some other similar game.

"And the kid ran out into the street," Fultz said.

David Copp, whose family was having a yard sale at a nearby house, said Saturday that he had seen the accident. The boy seemed to be standing on the curb, he said, and walked out into traffic.

"I don't think the (driver) had time to react to what was happening," Copp said.

Lawrence Police are investigating the accident, and Fultz said that he had no information about whether the driver had been issued a citation.

Fultz said that he could not provide any other information about the injured child, other than that the boy was recovering.

Check back to LJWorld.com for more updates as they are available.

Comments

Nikki May 3 years, 6 months ago

That is scary. I hope the child is ok. Definitely will be thinking of the family.

tsmjcc 3 years, 6 months ago

our hearts go out to the family they will be in our prayers

Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 6 months ago

I drove past the scene of this accident just after it had happened and the child was lying on the grass and did not appear to be severely injured except for a skinned leg. But I know it is not possible to know the true scope of his injuries. I sincerely hope that this young fellow will recover fully.

CreatureComforts 3 years, 6 months ago

A lot of the worst possible injuries are internal only. Scary stuff and best of luck to the recovery!

5thgeneration 3 years, 6 months ago

What a horrible way to start the holiday weekend! Here's to hoping he recovers quickly and fully.

Kimberly Hatch 3 years, 6 months ago

He is doing ok. Lots of road rash and concussion but no broken bones. Prayers help and he is a strong little boy.

KEITHMILES05 3 years, 6 months ago

If he would have passed and prayers were given would those prayers have "helped" as stated above?

Food for thought.

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