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STL: Boy pinned, critically hurt by pickup truck near Hickey Park in north St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 9-year-old boy suffered critical injuries late Sunday morning in north St. Louis when he was struck by a pickup truck and was left pinned against his family’s minivan, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Authorities said the incident occurred in the area of North Broadway and Harlan Avenue, near Hickey Park, at around 11:00 a.m.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 50-year-old man, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, was driving a pickup truck when he crashed into a parked minivan.

The boy, who was retrieving toys from the back of the van at the time, was pinned against the vehicle for over 30 minutes before he could be extricated by first responders. The young patient was then rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

Although the driver of the pickup initially ran from the scene, he later contacted authorities and was arrested after turning himself in.

The fleeing driver faces multiple charges: “endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree assault, armed criminal action and leaving the scene of an accident.” As of Monday, he was in custody without bond.

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