12-Year-Old Billings Boy Hit In The Head By Passing Pickup Truck Mirror

September 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

LOCATION:   8th Street West & Broadwater Avenue    Case#16-62556

 

According to Billings Police Sergeant Shane Winden, Police, fire and medical units were dispatched to the intersection of 8th St W and Broadwater Ave at 07:17 hrs for a crash involving a pickup truck and a 12 yr old boy. 

 

The pickup was being driven by a 26 year old male out of Billings and had been traveling east on Broadwater Ave in the far right lane, closest to the curb.  The 12 yr old boy and his brother were on the south east corner of the intersection waiting to cross Broadwater Ave. 

 

The boy stepped out into the crosswalk to cross the street and the passenger side mirror of the pickup truck the boy in the head as it passed through the intersection.  The boy suffered head injuries and was transported to St. Vincent’s hospital. 

 

The boy was later moved to the pediatric ISU and is currently listed in critical condition. 

 

The pickup was being driven by a 26 yr old Billings male.  The morning sun light and poor visibility are listed as contributing factors in the crash.

 

There have not been any arrests or citations issued at this time and the crash is still under investigation.    

 

 

 

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