[UPDATE 2:45 p.m.] Child Injured After Car Incident in Rio Dell
Latest UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: We talked to the little girl’s aunt. Natasha Brooks told us that the little girl’s father and her uncle were outside a residence in Rio Dell. The uncle was working on a vehicle and the toddler was inside it. Her dad went to back out of the driveway in another vehicle.
“He had made sure that she was out of the way…As he was backing out, she must have gotten out of the other vehicle,” Natasha Brooks said. “She went to the passenger side of the vehicle and he didn’t see her and he ran over her foot.”
The vehicle the dad was driving was moving slowly, fortunately. The little girl did fall down and get her head scraped. Also, she broke her foot, but she will be alright.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., an incident involving a vehicle struck and a three-year-old girl occurred in the 700 block of Rigby Avenue in Rio Dell, according to scanner traffic. Emergency personnel are rushing to the scene. Please avoid the area. UPDATE 12:54 p.m.: According to the scanner, the child was a two-year-old who was not struck by the vehicle but rather standing on the running boards of a slowly moving vehicle. The child appears uninjured except for a hematoma to the forehead and bruising to the toes.