On Friday, Jan. 13 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Douglas Police and Douglas Fire Department Personnel were dispatched to the Shell Gas Station, 1801 10th Street, in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
Douglas Police Officers met with the driver of the vehicle, which had struck the child and were informed that upon completing his gas purchase, the driver proceeded to drive away from the pump and the young child ran in front of his vehicle. The driver stated that he attempted to stop but struck the child and the driver saw the child fall and the vehicle continued over the child. The driver remained on scene until officers arrived.
The child was later transported to the hospital and subsequently transported to Tucson for his injuries. No citations have been issued in this case and the investigation continues. Officers do not believe any alcohol or drugs were involved.