Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 18, 2013

Boy stable after being hit by car

Victim’s name not yet released.

BY Mike Fletcher
Kokomo Tribune

Kokomo — A 12-year-old boy suffered serious injuries early Friday when he was hit by a vehicle at Berkley Road and Columbus Boulevard.

The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital and later airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for injuries to his head, mouth, shoulder and leg. He was in stable condition as of Friday evening.

Officer Troy Hintz said witnesses told police the boy ran into a moving white Buick LeSabre while crossing Berkley Road at Columbus Boulevard at about 7:38 a.m. The Buick, driven by a 17-year-old female, was westbound on Columbus, turning northbound onto Berkley when the boy ran into the vehicle, said Hintz.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Officer Troy Hintz at 765-459-5101, or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017.