Sunday, September 22, 2013

9-year-old Boy Struck By Van While Attempting To Get Yellow Ball In Milwaukee's Southside

A 9-year-old boy was struck by mini van while crossing street.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 22, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, a 9-year-old boy was struck by a gray mini van around 3:15 p.m. at the 1900 block of S. 16th Street while attempting to cross the street to get a yellow ball. An 8-year-old boy (friend) who was playing with the injured boy says, "they were playing with a yellow ball and it went into the busy street to the other side of S. 16th St." The 9-year-old boy who was identified as David J. looked both ways before crossing the street to get the ball on the West side of S. 16th St. and no traffic was approaching the mid section of the 1900 block of S. 16th. Then, when David was crossing in mid block, he was suddenly struck on his right side by the Southbound van, according to his young friend. 
During the impact, David was thrown about half a block from where he was struck and ended up in the middle of the intersection of W. Rogers St. and S. 16th St.
Milwaukee firefighters arrived at the scene, David was conscious and breathing and answering questions about his extend of the injuries. 
David was transported to Children's Hospital for treatment by Milwaukee Fire Department paramedics. His tearful mother who doesn't speak English was allowed to accompany her child to the hospital. The extent of the injuries is not known.
His 8-year-old male friend was left crying and several other friends were left wondering about David's condition.
Police also responded to the incident and the driver of the gray van was questioned about the incident. No information was released, if the driver will be cited. The driver remained at the scene after striking the 9-year-old boy with his mini van.


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