Child struck by truck, escapes serious injury

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

March 26, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated March 25, 2010 at 10:26 p.m.

A Victoria boy was hit by a truck Friday after school was let out at O'Connor Elementary.

The truck was at a complete stop on the corner of Lova Drive and Hummingbird Lane when the 6-year-old, whose name was not released, crossed into the crosswalk without looking and the truck slowly began accelerating, said Victoria Police Officer Travis Hanson.

The boy escaped serious injury but did receive several abrasions and was transported by ambulance to Citizens Medical Center for further observation, Hanson said.

"The kid was very lucky," Hanson said.

The driver of the vehicle was not issued a citation because the child was the one at fault, Hanson said.

One witness told Hanson the vehicle knocked the kid over and went completely over him.

The child was unharmed because he was small enough to fit safely under the undercarriage of the vehicle, Hanson said.

"Hopefully the kid will pay a little more attention next time," he said.



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