6-year-old boy run over by SUV in driveway, transported by Life Flight

2016 file photo of Intermountain Life Flight in Washington County, Utah, Aug. 20, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Police say a 6-year-old boy was run over in the driveway at his house in Cedar City after attempting to exit a moving vehicle Monday morning.

The incident occurred on Westview Drive in the area between 200 S. and 300 S. around 7:45 a.m.

Cedar City Police Sgt. Clint Pollock said that as the boy climbed out of a Ford Explorer his foot was caught under the tire, which then rolled over his leg.

Witnesses directed the child’s mother, who was driving the Explorer, to reverse the vehicle, Pollock said, but she misunderstood and moved the vehicle forward over the right side of the child’s body.

Both the Cedar City Police Department and Iron County Sheriff’s Office responded, and the boy was transported by ambulance to an Intermountain Life Flight helicopter, which flew him to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The boy was conscious and alert when first responders arrived, but the full extent of his injuries are not known at the time this report. No citations were issued to the driver of the vehicle. 

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