Boy OK after being struck by carA 2-year-old boy struck by a vehicle in Superior Saturday was doing well Monday at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A 2-year-old boy struck by a vehicle in Superior Saturday was doing well Monday at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. His grandmother said the boy was expected to be released Monday or today.
“He should be OK,” she said when reached by phone Monday. He had no broken bones, she said, but he did receive huge abrasions to his side.
Superior firefighters were called to Northland Chevrolet, 1420 Ogden Ave., at about 5:20 p.m. after the boy was struck in the parking lot. He was no longer beneath the vehicle when fire crews arrived.
“He was alert enough that he was crying but definitely had some scrapes and bruises and other injuries,” Capt. Lindzi Campbell said.
The driver of the vehicle was a 74-year-old Duluth man, according to a Wisconsin accident report. The Duluth man was pulling away from a parked position in the parking lot headed east when the incident occurred. The report indicates the 2-year-old ran in front of the car.
No citations were issued, according to the accident report.
The boy’s grandmother expressed gratitude to a Northland Chevrolet salesman for his quick thinking during the incident. She said Rob Grozdanich dove in the open window of the moving car and shifted it into reverse to get it off the child. That move may have been the one thing that saved his life, she said.
Grozdanich declined to talk about the incident.
“I’m just glad he’s all right,” he said of the boy.
Duluth News Tribune staff contributed to this report.