Four-Year-Old Washed Up In Front of Traffic

A four-year-old boy who was riding a bodyboard caught a wave got too close to a lane of traffic when he was struck by a pickup truck Sunday afternoon.

In an article appearing in the Miami Herald, Tammy Marris, a spokeswoman for Volusia County beach safety, told the news agency that the boy was crying and alert when emergency crews transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Authorities indicate that the accident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. Ormond Beach was closed at the time due to high tide that was covering the traffic lane. Marris indicated that the 19-year-old driver of the pickup truck had seen the boy playing in the water, but continued driving after he lost sight of the child. The child got off his body board and banged into the firth front bumper of the pickup, which then rolled over the child’s mid-section.

The child, whose name has not been released, suffered serious injuries, but are not believed to be life threatening.

For a parent, nothing in the world can cause as much stress and anxiety as when their child is sick or injured. Of course, young children can be very active and can easily find themselves in a situation where they can end up getting hurt.

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