HEMET, California –  A 5-year-old boy regained consciousness Tuesday as he recovered in hospital after being seriously injured on Sept. 17 when he dashed into the path of a sports utility vehicle on Devonshire Avenue, near Gibbel Park, according to a Press Enterprise news report.

According to the Hemet Police Department, the driver of the Toyota Highlander that struck the boy stopped to render assistance to the injured child, but was not able to immediately locate his parents.  Paramedics transported the injured boy by ambulance and then by Mercy Air helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries sustained in the pedestrian accident.

The boy’s father was finally located inside a nearby apartment as the child was on route to the hospital. Those who witnessed the pedestrian accident told police they saw the boy running back and forth across the street prior to the crash.

The child, who has not been identified by police, is now listed in critical, but stable condition, the Press Enterprise reported.

“Hopefully this young boy will have a complete recovery from his injuries,” Attorney West Thomas said.


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